Daria Svyrydova

Daria Svyrydova is a lawyer for the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, who has more than eight years of experience in the sphere of human rights protection. After the occupation of Crimea, she was forced to leave the peninsula. Her current activities mostly focus on protecting the victims of human rights violations and war crimes during the armed conflict in Ukraine, as well as defending the rights of internally displaced persons from Crimea. She has conducted dozens of strategic proceedings in the national courts and the European Court of Human Rights, while participating in drafting legislation. She is the co-author of reports on the ‘shadow economy’ and analytical reports on human rights in occupied Crimea, such as ‘Crimea beyond Rules’, ‘The Peninsula of Fear: Chronicle of the Occupation and Violation of Human Rights in Crimea’, ‘Lawyers under Occupation’ and others. She is also a co-founder and coordinator of the unique educational course ‘Human Rights Standards in the Practice of Lawyers and Judges’ by the UHHRU, which is a powerful tool for strengthening the professional potential of Ukrainian lawyers in defending human rights and liberties. Dozens of Ukrainian judges and lawyers from all over Ukraine have already completed the course.