Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done.
Who are we
The DEJURE Foundation is a civic organization, created by experts and lawyers with the goal of promoting the rule of law and reforms in the sphere of justice in Ukraine.

The name of the organization — the first letters of the words DEMOCRACY, JUSTICE, REFORMS creating DE JURE, a Latin phrase for "in accordance with the law." This reflects our philosophy: democracy in Ukraine is possible only with effective justice, the path for which lies in structural reform.
We are also working in collaboration with other non-governmental organizations and initiatives to develop the rule of law in Ukraine. Two of our co-founders were the key experts in judical reform group at the Reanimation Package of Reforms, the largest coalition of public organizations to implement reforms in Ukraine.

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our reports
The DEJURE Foundation adheres to the principles of transparency and accountability in its activities. As such, we publish information about our work, key achievements, partnerships, financial structures, and funding sources in the organization's annual reports and other reports.
In 2020 the DEJURE Foundation got the highest 5-stars rank in the global rating of major think tanks' financial transparency provided by Transparify.
our team
In Summer 2016, the organization was founded by three lawyers: Mykhailo Zhernakov, Taras
Shepel, and Roman Kuibyda. At the end of 2020 the Supervisory Board was established. The members of the Supervisory Board are Gleb Vyshlinsky, the Executive Director of the Center for Economic Strategy; Yevhenia Motorevska, journalist; and Larysa Denysenko, the human rights activist.
Mykhailo Zhernakov
Co-founder, Chair of the Board
Judicial reform and legal education expert. Zhernakov has served as a member of the Public Integrity Council (PIC) since November 2016 and the Coordinator of the PIC since December 2018. He has a PhD in Law and served as a judge on the Vinnytsya District Administrative Court from February 2012 to September 2015.
Taras Shepel
Co-founder, Member of the Board
Expert on the reform of economic and arbitration courts. Shepel serves as Chairman of the Arbitration Chamber of Ukraine, Deputy Chairman of the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine, and a member of the Interdepartmental Working Group under the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers on the consideration of problematic issues relating to the rights of business entities violated by law enforcement bodies. He has also served as a member of the Public Integrity Council since November 2016.
Roman Maselko
Lawyer, Member of the Board
Expert in issues related to the workings of judicial bodies and disciplinary proceedings. Maselko has served as a member of the Public Integrity Council since November 2018. He also manages a blog called Justice in a New WayПравосуддя по-новому») on Channel 24.
Tetiana Pechonchyk
Member of the Board
Head of the ZMINA. Center of human rights.
Iryna Shyba
Executive Director
Expert on judicial reform, restorative justice, and juvenile justice. Author and presenter on the TV show Honor & Dishonor WeeklyЧЕСТЬ і НЕ.ЧЕСТЬ тижня»).
Vladyslav Petrov
Organizational Development Director
Lileya Petrova
Project Manager, Analysts Coordinator
Andrii Khymchuk
Senior Lawyer, Chief Digital Transformation Officer
Khrystyna Burtnyk
Lawyer, Expert on access to public information
Nika Kreidenkova
Ivan Shemelynets
Legal education expert
Almost 20 years of experience in law schools in positions from assistant to the head of the department. Has worked on the legal education reform at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine. One of the co-authors of the draft Concept for the Development of Legal Education and the author of several analytical studies and publications on this topic.
Kateryna Hryshchenko
Researcher and lecturer at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Kateryna is one of the co-authors of the bill on legal education and general access to the legal profession.
Stepan Berko
Advocacy Manager
Lawyer with five years' experience of working in parliament.
Nestor Barchuk
International Relations Manager
Yuliia Reshitko
Senior Communications Manager
Viktoria Arkhypenko
Hanna Yukhta
Hlib Vyshlinskyi
Member of Supervisory Board
Larysa Denysenko
Member of Supervisory Board
Yevheniia Motorevska
Member of Supervisory Board
Today we have no positions open.
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