key speakers and honorary guests

Tatyana Zinovich

Head of the Legal Policy Research Center (Almaty, Kazakhstan), Think Tank specializing in responsible business conduct, the rule of law, transparency and accountability, human rights and security issues. Ms. Zinovich is the expert on responsible business standards and corporate social responsibility (CSR) with 15 years of experience in the non-governmental sector of Kazakhstan. She was […]

Elżbieta Karska

Member of the UN Working group on Business and Human Rights Ms. Karska is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Protection of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law and the Director of the Institute of International Law, European Union and International Relations at the Faculty of Law and Administration, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński […]

Jernej Letnar Černič

Co-Founder of the Central and Eastern European Association on Business and Human Rights Mr. Černič is Associate Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law in New University, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Jernej Letnar Černič is Senior Research Associate at gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) and Senior Research Fellow at the University Institute […]

Marina Kapustina

Lawyer of the international law firm bnt attorneys in CEE, Bratislava. Legal expert of the public organization Sme Spolu. She graduated from the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law Academy. After graduating, she began her career as an in-house lawyer in an international company. In 2014, she moved with her family to Slovakia, where she confirmed her […]


PhD, expert of the Corporate Equality Index, project manager in the NGO “Actual Woman”, co-founder of “Business and Human Rights” Club. Daria supports development of women entrepreneurship and collaborates with small and medium Ukrainian enterprises in marketing strategy’s development, business-planning and entering foreign markets. She coordinates work of the Center of small and medium enterprises […]

Ganna Shvachka

PhD, Head of the Charity Fund “Ukraine-Slovakia SOS” (Ukraine), Head of the Civic Association «SME SPOLU» (Slovakia). Mrs. Shvachka graduated from National Law Academy of Ukraine (Kharkiv). Mrs. Shvachka has been serving as a docent of Kyiv University of Law National Academy of Science of Ukraine since 2004. Prior to her job at Kyiv University […]

Galyna Yurovska

Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. Judge Yurovska started working in the Khmelnytskyi Regional Court as an archivist, typist, court secretary (1979-1981). In 1985, she graduated from the Kharkiv Law Institute (now known as the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University). After completing her studies, she worked as a notary, a senior notary consultant in […]