Viacheslav Panasiuk

Viacheslav Panasiuk

Chairman of NGO «Law Development Centre»

In 2004 graduated from the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law Academy of Ukraine, specialty “Jurisprudence” (faculty № 1 – Institute of training for the organs of the public prosecutor’s office).

From 2005 to 2016 working at the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court. For the last eight years of this period, working in leading positions: Head of the Department of Justice, Assistant to the First Deputy Minister, Assistant to the Chairman of the Supreme Court, Deputy Head of the Legal Department of the Supreme Court, Deputy Director of the Department, Head of the Department of Justice of the Ministry of Justice.

While working in these state bodies, was responsible for the forming a legal position on the issues of the judicial system and the status of judges, civil, economic and criminal procedural legislation, legislation on administrative proceedings, criminal and administrative legislation, advocacy and mediation.

There is experience in organizing the implementation of their official duties by the first persons of the higher authorities, in particular with regard to the presentation and support during the consideration of draft laws and regulations of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Specialization: judicial system and status of judges, court process, international standards in the field of the independence of judges and legal proceedings, enforcement, advocacy, mediation.

Presently, is a national expert in the field of justice in international technical assistance projects.


Roman Savchuk

Roman Savchuk

co-founder of NGO «Law Development Centre», member of a Board

In 2004 completed his studies at the Lviv Commercial Academy.

Since 2004 working at the Academy of Judges of Ukraine, the institution of training and qualification of judges, that at that time was responsible for the selection, stydiing, training of judges of courts of general jurisdiction. He directly participated building the foundations for a modern model of initial training for candidates for judge, creating a system of ongoing training of judges, distance studying of judges, solving problematic and actual issues of judicial practice, etc. The professional career at the Academy of Judges of Ukraine has been completed at the post of Acting Vice-rector for legal and informational activities in connection with the liquidation of the institution.

Starting from 2010, working on the management positions of the Secretariat of the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine. Among professional achievements during work in the mentioned body: development and implementation of the system of anonymous testing of candidates for a judges and acting judges, creation of a system for assessing the level of professional training of candidates for a judge using model litigation, the development of unified methods for assessing the professional level of judges, methodological recommendations for detection personal and moral qualities of candidates for a judge, development of judges’ professional profiles, ensuring the qualification of judges, hall tions of the public to assess the work of judges.

Professional work in the Secretariat of the High Qualifications Commission of Judges of Ukraine completed in 2016 upon dismissal from the post of a Director of the Department for the Professional Qualifications of Judges and Candidates for Judges.

Specialization: judicial system and the status of judges, international standards for training judges, initial training and ongoing training of judges, protection of fundamental freedoms and human rights, advocacy.

Today I am engaged in private human rights practice and is a national expert in international technical assistance projects.


Oleksandra Kovalova

Oleksandra Kovalova

member of NGO “Law Development Centre”

In 2012 graduated from the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine, a division of special advocacy training,

Starting from the same year, worked as a lawyer at the Commodity exchange “Central Universal Stock Exchange”, specializing in selling real estate owned by the state.

2012-2014 worked in the Main Department of Justice of Kyiv and the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. Responsibility: representing the interests of the state, in particular the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, in the courts of Ukraine, ensuring the implementation of the powers of the Minister of Justice as a member of the High Council of Justice.

From 2014 to 2017 worked in the Supreme Court of Ukraine. Area of responsibility: development and legal expertise of draft laws in the field of justice, which are under consideration in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, preparation of constitutional petitions to the Constitutional Court of Ukraine on issues of unconstitutionality of the provisions of the current legislation. Permanent participant in international scientific conferences, round tables on the implementation of judicial reform in Ukraine.

Admitted to the Bar from 2017.

Specialization: the judiciary, international standards for the implementation of justice, international public law, private international law, constitutional law, criminal law and process.

Languages: Ukrainian – mother tongue, Russian – mother tongue, English- upper intermediate (IELTS Certificate level B2), Polish – elementary, Italian – elementary.

Presently, is a national expert in international technical assistance projects.