The Board of the Union

MANAGEMENT BOARD

Mykola Kozyriev (Chairman of the Civic Committee for the Protection of Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties, the City of Luhansk) – Chairman of the Management Board

Alla Tiutiunnyk (The Kherson City Association of Journalists “Pivden” (“South”), the City of Kherson)

Lidia Topolevska (Head of the Centre for Legal and Political Research “Sim”, the City of Lviv)

Volodymyr Yavorskyi, (Belarus, the City of Minsk)

Dementii Bielyi (Head of the Kherson regional organization of the Committee of Voters of Ukraine, the City of Kherson)

Inha Dudnyk (Head of the Public organization “Territory of Success”, the City of Kirovohrad)

Volodymyr Ponomarenko (Head of the Konotop Society of Consumers and Taxpayers “Dignity”, the City of Konotop)

Anatolii Boiko (Head of the Odesa Oblast Organization of All-Ukrainian NGO “Committee of Voters of Ukraine”, the City of Odesa)

Liudmyla Klochko (representative of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group, the City of Kharkiv)

 

AUDITING COMMITTEE

Mykola Korobko (the City of Kryvyi Rih, Kryvyi Rih City Human Rights Society)

Oleksandr Stepanenko (the Town of Chortkiv, Environmental Humanitarian Association “Green World”)

Hanna Lenchovska (the City of Kyiv, Congress of the National Communities of Ukraine)

 

SUPERVISORY BOARD

The Supervisory Board is composed of prominent human rights defenders and lawyers. The composition and the members of the Supervisory

Board shall be approved by the General Meeting of the Association.

The Supervisory Board is a consultative and advisory body of the Association.

The Supervisory Board of the Union includes prominent figures of the human rights movement of the 60s – 80s: Zynovii Antoniuk, Mykola Horbal, Yosyp Zisels, Vasyl Ovsiienko, Yevhen Proniuk

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Arkady Bushchenko - Executive Director

Executive Director of the UHHRU. Born on January 30, 1966 in the City of Kharkiv. Graduated from the National Law Academy majoring in Law. Since 2003, he has been engaged in human rights activities. Arkady Bushchenko is an attorney. For a long time he cooperated with the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group as a legal expert and supervised the work of the Strategic Litigations Centre which has already won nearly 60 cases in the European Court of Human Rights. He is the author of 9 books and 15 publications on human rights issues. Since 2008, he has headed the non-governmental organisation “Institute of Legal Research and Strategies”. In 2008 and 2010, he was elected as the Chairman of the Management Board of the Union. Contact number: 044 417 41 18.

Key responsibilities: overall management, strategic planning and control over activities, coordination of preparation of projects and programs, control over reporting process, control over financial and economic activities, control over personnel policy, external representation of the organisation and representation in the Board and the General Meeting.

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Ludmila Oleksandrivna Yelcheva, Financial Director of the UHHRU. Higher education, Leningrad State University (St. Petersburg). Has worked in the UHHRU since 2008. Contact number: 044 417 41 18.

Key responsibilities: financial planning, management and reporting; reporting on projects, updating financial information on the implementation of projects, participation in the preparation of institutional budget, participation in the development of budget for applications to donors.

Maxim Shcherbatyuk, Program Director of the UHHRU. Born on July 18, 1980. Higher education, Ternopil Academy of National Economy. Has worked in the UHHRU since April 2006. Contact number: 044 417 41 18.

Key responsibilities: ongoing monitoring of project activities and assessment of implementation, participation in the development of new programs, determination of a need for specific programs, coordination of the preparation of reports to donors, coordination of the work of program managers; identifying program risks and ways of their management.

Maryna Hovorukhina, PR manager of the UHHRU. Born on November 2, 1982. Higher education, Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs. Has worked in the UHHRU since January 2007. Contact number: 044 417 41 18.

Key responsibilities: development and implementation of the UHHRU communication strategy; communication with mass media, creation of content for www.helsinki.org.ua website, copywriting, organisation and moderation of media events; processing of requests from mass media, preparation of comments and analysis; social networks.

Mykhailo Tarakhkalo – Director of the UHHRU Strategic Litigations. Born on February 11, 1987. Higher education, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law Academy of Kharkiv. Master of Law, Attorney. Has worked in the UHHRU since 2012. Contact number: 417 41 18.

Key responsibilities: control over strategic litigations, communication with public reception offices, lawyers and other interested parties; determination of strategic areas of activity and operational management of the Strategic Litigations Department, detection and analysis of structural legal problems requiring legal intervention, development of strategic information and advocacy campaigns, control over strategic litigations, handling the most complex strategic litigations.

Oleg Levitsky, Head of the UHHRU public reception office, Attorney. Born on April 21, 1969. Higher education, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Has worked in the UHHRU since 2008. Contact numbers: 044 417 41 18, 044 383 95 19.

Key responsibilities: management of the public reception office (PRO) in the Central Office, communication of member organisations with PRO and coordination of their work, identification of common needs of PRO and organisation of joint activities.

Oleh Martynenko, Head of analytical direction. Born on November 12, 1965, higher education, Kharkiv State University. Has worked in the UHHRU since 2014. Contact number: 044 417 41 18.

Key responsibilities: strategic planning and operational control over the analytical activity of the UHHRU, including fact-finding and monitoring, establishment of human rights analytical centres, coordination of research and development work, trend analysis and creation of an empirical basis for legislative initiatives, development of a practical platform for internship and volunteer activities.

Borys Zakharov, Head of the Advocacy Centre, has worked in the UHHRU since 2014. Born on February 11, 1977, higher education, Kharkiv National University, majoring in History and Socio-Political Subjects.

Key responsibilities: development of strategy and planning of advocacy activities, updating information on the activity and the current situation in the decision-making bodies, creation of key information messages, coordination of activity or representation in consultative bodies, monitoring of implementation of campaigns, development of objectives for the analytical events and strategic litigations.

Daria Svyrydova, Lawyer, Coordinator of educational programs for the UHHRU lawyers. Born on April 1, 1985. Higher education, Odesa State University of Internal Affairs, RHEI “Crimean University for the Humanities”. Has worked in the UHHRU since 2014 (or since 2012, if the cooperation on educational programs for lawyers is taken into account).

Key responsibilities: control over program implementation, development of courses, coordination of instructors and teachers, control over preparation of materials for courses, communication with the network of graduates, etc.

Natalia Kozarenko, Coordinator of the network of public reception offices, Odesa Engineering and Construction Institute, Kherson State Pedagogical University. Has worked in the UHHRU since 2013.

Key responsibilities: coordination of joint activities of public reception offices, control over keeping of databases, establishment of communication with the management of the UHHRU and other PROs, data collection.

Olha Chuieva, Fundraising Specialist of the UHHRU. Higher education, graduated from Taurida National V.I. Vernadsky University (the City of Simferopol) majoring in Corporate Management. Has worked in the UHHRU since 2014. Contact number: 044 417 41 18.

Key responsibilities: development and implementation of fundraising strategies, maintenance of contacts with donors, study of possibilities for raising funds, donor priorities, policies and critical deadlines, study of “competitors” activities to raise funds, informing management about the possibility of raising funds, participation in and coordination of the preparation of specific applications and reporting.

Anastasiia Martynovska, Lawyer of the Strategic Litigations Fund of the UHHRU. Graduated from the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine majoring in Law (2013, Master’s degree) and Translation (2012, Master’s degree). Has worked in the UHHRU since April 2014. Contact number: 044 383 95 19.

Key responsibilities: legal representation, participation in the development strategy in specific cases, study of judicial practice of international tribunals and national courts, preparation of surveys and analytical reports, participation in control over quality of other outsourcing activities of lawyers, elaboration of recommendations, monitoring of current affairs, preparation of information on specific cases for publication.

Irina Kuchynsky – Chief Accountant. Born on March 5, year. Higher pedagogical education, graduated from the Kharkiv Institute of Culture and Arts. Has worked in the UHHRU since 2004. Contact number: 044 417 41 18.

Key responsibilities: current financial and accounting operations in accordance with the national accounting standards (NAS), cash management and tax activities, preparation and submission of reports in accordance with the requirements of the Ukrainian legislation, communication with banks and governmental bodies on relevant issues.

Anna Yushchenko, Lawyer of the UHHRU public reception office. Born on September 23, 1991. Higher education, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Has worked in the UHHRU since 2014. Contact number: 044 383 95 19.

Olena Yevheniivna Sapozhnikova, Attorney of the Strategic Litigations Fund of the UHHRU, Editor and Analyst of Strategic Litigations Platform website. Higher education, Kyiv International University. Has worked in the UHHRU since 2009. Contact numbers: 044 417 41 18, 063 856 60 22, sapozhnikovaoe@gmail.com

Other employees of the UHHRU:

Maksym Lunochkin – IT Administrator

Vitaliy Novikov – Web master

Alla Andrusiak – Secretary

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