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SERHIY HOLOVATY

CURRENT POSITION:

 

Founder, Ukrainian Legal Foundation

Director of the Rule of Law Centre, Ukrainian Legal Foundation

 

Adviser to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on constitutional issues

Member of the Constitutional Commission  

 

Substitute-member of the Venice Commission

 

OFFICES HELD:

 

Member of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine since 1990 (re-elected in 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2007) till 2012). Chairman of the Constitutional Law Sub-Committee of the Legal Affairs Committee and of the Sub-Committee on the implementation of international standards and on parliamentary control for the execution of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary (2008-2012)

 

Minister of Justice of Ukraine (from  Sept. 1995 to Aug. 1997, and from Oct. 2005 to Aug. 2006)

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

Ph.D. in Public International Law, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv (1980)

Ph.D. in Constitutional Law, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv (2009)

 

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

 

International Law Lecturer at the Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv (1980-1988);

Constitutional Law Lecturer at the Taras Shevchenko National University; Kyiv (2011-2013);

 

Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Law School of Yale University, USA (1 Sept 2002 - 31June 2003);

 

Resident Scholar at the Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public and International Law ( 1 July - 31Dec 2001), Heidelberg, Germany;

 

Resident Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (1 November 2013 – 1 April 2014), Freiburg, Germany.

 

ADDITIONAL PUBLIC POSITIONS:

 

Member of PACE (1998-2012) and Vice-President of PACE (Oct 2006–Jan 2008)

 

Chairman of PACE committees: Monitoring Committee (Jan 2008–Jan 2010); Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (Jan 2005-Jan 2006); Committee on Rules of Procedure and Immunities (Jan 2002-Jan 2005); vice-Chairman of PACE Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (Jan 2010-Jan 2012); Awarded with pro merito medal of PACE (2013)

 

Member of the Venice Commission (1995 – 2000 and February  2005 - 2009);

Vice–President of the Venice Commission (1997-2000);

Representative of PACE in the Venice Commission (Jan 2010-Jan 2013); Awarded with pro merito medal of the Venice Commission (2010);

 

Substitute-member of the Venice Commission (since 2 February 2016)

 

Member of the Constitutional Commission (since 2015 –

 

Adviser to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on constitutional issues (since 2015 –

 

Head of the Ukraine’s Delegation for legal consultations in the ‘Normandy format’ on implementation of the Minsk agreements (Berlin, August 20, 2015)

 

Member of the International Association of Constitutional Law (since 2008);

 

Chairman of the National Commission on Strengthening Democracy and the Rule of Law (Advisory body to the President of Ukraine) (2005 – 2007 and 2010 -2015);

 

Founder of the Ukrainian Legal Foundation (since 2012);

 

President of the Ukrainian Legal Foundation (1992-2012);

 

Member of the World Bank External Advisory Board on Governance and Anticorruption in the Europe and Central Asia Region (2000 – 2004);

 

Board Member of the Ukrainian Association of International Law (since 1999);

 

Member of the Council on National Security and Defence of Ukraine (1996 – 1997; Jan. – Sept. 2006);

 

President of the World Congress of Ukrainian Lawyers (1992 – 1994);

 

President of the Association of Ukrainian Lawyers (1990 – 1995)

 

 

 

PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS:

 

Author  of the tree-volume book: Rule of Law (Kyiv, 2006. – lxiv; 1747 p.)

 

Author of a number of articles, including: The Triad of the European Values  - the rule of Law, democracy and human rightsas the foundation of the Ukrainian constitutional order (2011); The Rule of Law as it is interpreted by the Venice Commission (2011);The Rule of Law: the lost right ways in the Ukrainian doctrine (2010); Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: peculiarities of national execution (with the Melnychenko v. Ukraine judgment taken as an example) (2005); Ukraine in transition: from newly emerged democracy towards autocracy? (2000); Abolition of the death penalty in Ukraine – difficulties real or imagined? (1999); New Possibilities for the Protection of Human Rights in Ukraine (1999); Freedom of Conscience in Ukraine and Violation of Human Rights (1992)

 

Editor in Chief of :The Constitution of Independent Ukraine (three-volume series, 1995-2008); Opening of the Legal Year in Ukraine (1995); International Symposium on the Constitution of Independent Ukraine (1992)

 

Updated: 10 February 2016

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