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Gennadiy Druzenko

Gennadiy Druzenko

CCD Cofounder & Chairman of the Board

[email protected]

(See Curriculum Vitae for more details)


  • University of Aberdeen (Scotland), LL.M. (European Law), degree with commendation, 2008
  • Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University, Master of Law, degree with distinction, 2000
  • International Science and Technology University (Kyiv), Bachelor of Law, degree with distinction, 1999

Additional training

  • School of Public Policy at Central European University (Hungary), participation in Policy Development and Confidence Building Workshop for Civil Society Leaders and Policy Makers from the Black Sea region, 2014
  • European University Institute (Italy), participation in the Academy of European Law, 2011
  • Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit in Brussels and Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, participation in the Inter-University Summer School on the European Decision-Making Process, 2008
  • Ukrainian School for Political Studies, 2006
  • Council of Europe, participation in the Summer University of Democracy of the Schools of Political Studies, 2006
  • European Commission, participation in the European Union Visitors Program, 2004
  • Ukrainian Legal Foundation and Ukrainian Center for Legal Studies, Summer School “European Studies 2000”

Professional activities

  • Research fellow at the Center for Constitutional Democracy, Indiana University, IN, U.S., 2019-2020
  • Co-founder and the Head of the Supervisory Board of the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital (PFVMH), Kyiv, Ukraine, since 2015
  • Government Commissioner for Ethno-National policy at the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2014-2015
  • Partner, Head of EU law practice at the law firm “Constructive Lawyers,” Kyiv, Ukraine, 2013-2014
  • Director, Central and Eastern Europe Region, at the Williams Worldwide Group LLC, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2011-2013
  • Regional Development Coordinator at the Chemonics International /USAID Project “Local Investments and National Competitiveness” (LINC), Kyiv, Ukraine,2011-2012
  • Chief of staff of the Parliamentary Committee on European Integration at the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2010-2011
  • Research Fellow at the Max Plank Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany, 2010
  • Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, U.S., 2009-2010
  • Legal approximation expert at the European Profile / EU funded Project “Gap Analysis of Ukrainian Legislation Versus the EU Market in Financial Instruments Directive,” Kyiv, Ukraine, 2009
  • Vice-president of the Institute for European Integration, Rzeszow, Poland 2004-2007 і 2008-2009
  • Deputy Director of the European & Comparative Law Centre of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2001-2004
  • Lecturer at the International Scientific and Technological University, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2000-2001


  • Medal “For victory and commitment” (2020)
  • Medal “Defender of Ukraine” (2018)
  • Medal “For Merits to the Armed Forces of Ukraine” (2018)
  • Badge of Honor (2017)
  • Medal “For Humanitarian Participation in the Antiterrorist Operation” (2017)
  • Medal “For Supporting the Armed Forces of Ukraine” (2016)


In English

In Spanish

  • Nueva redacción de la Ley de Ucrania sobre la libertad religiosa: Las iglesias de Ucrania frente a las obligaciones de Ucrania ante el Consejo de Europa. – Revista General de Derecho Canonico y Derecho Eclesiastico del Estado, # 26, 2011.

Selected publications in Ukrainian (from over 100)

  • Constitution which we did not draft. – LB.UA 18.11.2017
  • Who demarcates jurisdictional borders in Europe? – Legal Journal, #6, 2011
  • The Constitutional Court’s judgment on Constitutional Reform cancellation: judicial policymaking or institutional suicide? – Legal Journal, #11, 2010.
  • The Constitutional Court of Ukraine: on the way toward institutional suicide – Dzerkalo Tyzhna (Mirror Weekly), #41 (821).
  • Chance for the Constitutional Court or again on the judicial independence and solidarity. – Dzerkalo Tyzhna (Mirror Weekly), #32 (812).
  • The hollow hope: afterword to the judgment on Svato-Mykhaylivska Parafiya v. Ukraine – Religious Freedom. Scientific yearbook #15 (2010); Legal Journal, #9, 2010.
  • On Judicial reform and judicial solidarity. – Dzerkalo Tyzhna (Mirror Weekly), #25 (805).
  • Unnoticed judgment: Svyato-Mykhaylivska Parafiya v. Ukraine Legal Journal, #2, 2008.
  • Approximation of the Ukrainian Legislation to That of the EU: Experience of Partial Adoption of acquis communautaire without Clear Perspective of the Membership in the Union – Legal Journal. #4 (34), 2005
  • Religion and human rights – International magazine “Synopsis: theology, philosophy, culture” – #2-3, 2000

Find more publications by Gennadiy Druzenko here.