Mykola Gnatovskyy


Dr Mykola Gnatovskyy holds an LL.M and a Ph.D in International Law from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Since 2002 he teaches Public International Law at the Institute of International Relations of the same University, specialising in International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, and International Criminal Law. Since 2009 he is a member of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT); its 2nd Vice-President in 2013-2015; and the CPT’s President since 2015 (re-elected in 2017). As an independent consultant, Dr Gnatovskyy has been involved in many projects implemented by various international intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations in several European and Asian countries. Dr Gnatovskyy has been a member of editorial boards of international law journals published in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Romania, Russia, and the UK. He is also a member of Ukraine’s Interdepartmental Commission for the Implementation of International Humanitarian Law and cooperates with Democracy Reporting International as a senior legal advisor for its project in Ukraine.

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Twenty Years of the ECHR in Ukraine

Twenty years ago, in September 1997, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) entered into force for Ukraine. By ratifying the Convention, Ukraine recognised the compulsory jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). While Ukraine had been a party to a number of the international human rights instruments, including the International Covenant on Civil and…

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