Lawyer, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union
Darya SVYRYDOVA is a lawyer of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (UHHRU). She is coordinator of the training course «Human rights standards in the practice of advocates and judges» with more than 6-year experience in the sphere of human rights protection. Ms. Svyrydova mainly focuses on litigating strategically in the European Court of Human Rights to protect victims of human rights abuse in Crimea (about 20 applications for human rights violations in the occupied Crimea); preparing submissions of human rights NGOs to the International Criminal Court; analysis of legislation and analytical work for the defense of human rights. She is taking an active part in the preparation of "shadow" reports to the structure of the UN and the EU. Ms. Svyrydova is a co-author of a number of Crimea-related analytical papers on human rights such as «Crimea Beyond Rules. Thematic review of the human rights situation under occupation»; «The Peninsula of Fear: Chronicle of Occupation and Violation of Human Rights in Crimea»; as well as Annual Reports of human rights organizations «Human Rights in Ukraine» and others. Darya Svyrydova is an alumna of the Open World Program, educational program for lawyers of European Human Rights Advocacy Centre, and others.