V-TH KHARKIV INTERNATIONAL LEGAL FORUM
(September 20-24, 2021)
September 22, 2021
Coordinator of the OSCE projects in Ukraine
Topic: Anti-discrimination as a key element of the rule of law and a condition for the existence of a constitutional space of equality; discrimination based on sex / gender, religion, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, other protected characteristics, its social and legal nature and means of counteraction.
During the event a Ukrainian translation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s book “My Own Words” will be presented.
The constitutional salon will exhibit the art-object of the artist Mariia Fysyna “Dandelion”.
Who attends the event: judges, lawyers, prosecutors, civil servants, legal scholars, students, graduate students, law school teachers, representatives of human rights NGOs, anyone interested in combating discrimination.
offline speakers – Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University Library&Learning Center, 6th floor, open space (84 Pushkins’ka St., Kharkiv, Ukraine)
offline participants – invitation only
online speakers – ZOOM
online participants – ZOOM
Time: 10.00 – 15.00
The aim of the event is to create a space for open intellectual discussion on the breadth of the discriminatory spectrum, possible manifestations of discrimination, vulnerability of individuals and groups of people, understanding the nature and causes of discriminatory practices, creating and implementing anti-discrimination policies.
Moderator: Olena Kharytonova, Associate Professor, Criminal Law Department n. 1, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, OSCE Legal Expert.
Vadym Chovgan is an international human rights lawyer. He currently works as a legal advisor at the Danish Institute against Torture – DIGNITY (Copenhagen) where he is in charge of human rights initiatives in Ukraine and other countries such as Tunisia and Morocco. In the past, he worked in Ukrainian human rights NGOs and international […]
National Programme Manager on Legal Reform issues, OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine. For many years Vitalii has been contributing to the OSCE PCU projects supporting Ukraine to launch its institutions and practices regarding to international standards in the areas of constitutional and judicial reform, criminal justice reform, and the rule of law and human rights […]
Ambassador Henrik Villadsen, the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine. Ambassador Henrik Villadsen from Denmark was appointed Project Co-ordinator in November 2018. Most recently, he was Director of the office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities since December 2014. He holds a master’s degree in law with a specialization in human rights under armed conflicts […]
Dmitro Konovalov is a documentary filmmaker, Ph. D. in Philosophy. The field of his scientific and creative interests includes research of the processes discriminatory myths are created and analysis of the practices of constructing the “Other” in mass media. He is currently working on a project of a documentary devoted to the problems of two […]
Dmytro Vovk is Director for the Center for the Rule of Law and Religion Studies at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Kharkiv, Ukraine. He is a member of the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief (2019-2022) and an Academic Advisory Council of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. He has been […]
Larysa Denysenko, journalist, attorney, human rights activist, co-founder of the NGO “Association of Women’s Lawyers of Ukraine “JurFem”. Member of the Board of Hromadske Radio. Feminist, a public figure of anti-discrimination, anti-censorship companies. UNDP Tolerance Envoy to Ukraine since 2017. Member of the Board of the International Renaissance Foundation. Member of the Supervisory Board of […]
Nadiya Stefaniv, Justice of the Supreme Court. President of the All-Ukrainian Association of Women Judges. Lecturer of the National School of Judges of Ukraine. Nadiya Stefaniv was a member of the developers group of educational trainings for judges «Evidence and Proving in the Criminal Procedure», «Peculiarities of Consideration of Cases Against Traffiking in Human Beings», […]
Doctor of Philosophy, Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, researcher of the philosophy of History and Memory Studies, curator. Author of the monograph “Other, Alien, Rejected as elements of social space” (Odessa, 2007), and a number of scientific papers. She is a member of the Memory Studies Association (and PoSoCoMeS […]
Oleksandr Vodyannikov, National Legal Advisor to the OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine. For the past 15 years Oleksandr has been contributing to the OSCE PCU projects helping Ukraine to align its institutions and practices to international standards in the sphere of: constitutional and judicial reforms, including Constitutional Court reform, rule of law and human rights, […]
Professor, Department of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Editor-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Journal of Constitutional Law. She is a regular participant of numerous academic projects designed to human rights law, trainer of the Schools of the Rule of Law and Constitutionalism, conducted by the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine.
PhD in Law, lecturer in the Theory of Law Department, Head of the International Lab on business and human rights in the Yaroslav Mudriy National Law University, Head of the Research and Projects Support Center in the Yaroslav Mudriy National Law University. Dr. Uvarova is the author of more than 80 scientific papers on the […]
PhD in Law, associate Professor at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of International Relations, Department of International Law, Chairwoman of the Public Council at the State Migration Service of Ukraine, Member of the Board of the State Migration Service of Ukraine, Deputy Chair of the Committees of the National Bar Association of Ukraine […]
Pavlo Pushkar is a Head of Division at the Department for the Execution of Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Directorate General of Human Rights and the Rule of Law of the Council of Europe (CoE). He started his career at the Council in 2002 as a lawyer at the Registry of […]
Doctor of Law, Professor at the Department of Theory and Philosophy of Law, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. The scientific interests of prof. Stanislav Pogrebnyak include the issues of the principles of law, the rule of law in particular, and one of his latest projects is a collection “Legal positions of the Supreme Court in […]
Tamara Gorbachevska is a PhD student at the Department of Theory and Philosophy of Law at the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University and a fellow of the Sandwich PhD program at Wageningen University & Research, the Netherlands. Her dissertation research is called «Business, Gender and Religion in Lithuania, Ukraine and Russian Federation: the role of […]
Alexander Komarov is the lector of the UCU Law School. Alexander is the 2020-2021 Fox International Fellow from Yale University to UBC. His interests span a range of topics in criminal law, including the theory of criminalization, anti-corruption, and philosophy of punishment, as well as the interplay between criminal law, constitutional law and social philosophy. […]
Uliana Pashynna, lawyer, legal advisor with the USAID Justice Sector Reform Program “New Justice”, managing projects aimed at increasing gender sensitivity of the judiciary and improving justice sector response to counteracting gender-based violence as well as improving jury trials and capacity of the courts to communicate effectively with the public and media. Graduate of Harvard […]
Hrystyna Kit, Chairwoman of the NGO “Association of Women’s Lawyers of Ukraine “JurFem”, lawyer, Ph.D in legal sciences, feminist. In 2010, Hrystyna completed her studies at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Faculty of Law. In 2011-2014, she studied at the postgraduate course at the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. In 2015 she […]
Vice-rector for scientific and pedagogical work and strategic development of the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in Science and Technology.
Doctor of Law, professor, Director of the Research Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law of Uzhhorod National University. Council of Europe National Consultant on Constitutional and Parliamentary Reform. Expert on the rule of law and constitutionalism of the OSCE Project Coordinator in Ukraine.
PhD, Associate Professor, Criminal Law Department n. 1, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. OSCE Legal Expert. Lecturer/trainer of the projects «Helping Law Schools Promote Human Rights», Summer School «Rule of Law and Constitutionalism», Academic Exchange Program for Criminal Law of the OSCE PCU. Program Expert «New Justice» in USAID. A working member of CRIMHUM – […]
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