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Dr. Olena Uvarova joins the Law Group

Published on
July 4, 2022

We are delighted to announce that Olena Uvarova has joined us! She has a PhD in Law (2010), is an Associate Professor, since 2018, she leads the International Lab on Business and Human Rights at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University (Kharkiv, Ukraine).

Her expertise covers General Jurisprudence, Human Rights, Rule of Law, and Comparative Legal Studies. She also was the developer of the optional courses on Tolerance in the Post-Conflict Societies (in 2016), Gender Equality (in 2018), and Business and Human Rights (in 2019) for NLU.

Olena has more than 15 years of experience in human rights (as a national and international consultant in the UN Women in Ukraine, Council of Europe, OSCE, USAID, UNDP, and UNICEF projects). Since 2017, she has been working on business and human rights in Eastern Europe and Central Asia region. She has been also actively involved in international and regional initiatives on BHR issues led by: the UN Working group on business and human rights; the Global BHR Scholars Association; Business and Human Rights Resource Center; Danish Institute for Human Rights and others.
She was the author of the National Baseline Assessment on Business and Human Rights in Ukraine in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice and based on the methodology developed by the Danish Institute for Human Rights and ICAR. Olena has co-founded the Central and Eastern European Association on Business and Human Rights to advance peer-to-peer learning and networking across the region (together with Beata Faracik, Polish Institute for Human Rights and Business, and Jernej Cerncic, Nova University, Slovenia).

Many initiatives on Business and Human Rights were implemented by her coordination on the national, regional and international level.