On the 1st March 2023, Dr. Bohdana Ostrovska, a human rights scholar from Ukraine, will give a talk within the framework of the course “International Human Rights Law”. Her presentation is open to all.
Within the framework of the course on international human rights law, Dr. Bohdana Ostrovska will give a guest lecture about the protection of victims of the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine at the European Court of Human Rights. She will talk about the implications of the end of the membership of the Russian Federation in the Council of Europe and will discuss what this means for the victims of the aggression in Ukraine. The guest lecture will also allow participants to gain a better understanding of the interactions between the field of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (or the law of armed conflicts) as well as general public international law. The lecture is open to the public but places are limited.
Dr. Bohdana Ostrovska is currently an external scientific collaborator of the Faculty of Law at the University of Fribourg, an expert of the UNESCO Chair “Human Rights, Peace, Democracy, Tolerance and International Understanding” at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, and the Chief Scientific Collaborator of the Department of Public Legal Studies of the Research Institute of Law-Making and Scientific-Legal Expertise at the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine. Dr. Ostrovska is a full professor at the Department of International, Civil and Commercial Law of the State University of Trade and Economics, Kyiv , and full professor at the Department of Public and International Law of the Institute of Law at the Kyiv Vadym Hetman National University of Economics. Dr. Ostrovska obtained her Doctor of Legal Sciences degree in 2021 at the Institute of State and Law V.M. Koretsky of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Her thesis was on the international legal regulation of the human right to life in the context of bioethics.
In April 2021, she completed the course «Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights» of The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) co-organized by the Council of Europe and the European Union. She has provided legal assistance to Ukrainians affected by the Russian aggression (preparation and support of cases before the ECtHR), since June 2022.