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.
Maryna Khromykh
Executive Director
Olena Ohrimenko
Project Manager, Analysts Coordinator
Lileya Petrova
Project Manager, Analysts Coordinator
Maksym Sereda
Lawyer, Project Leader
Khrystyna Burtnyk
Lawyer, Expert on access to public information
Nika Kreidenkova
Volodymyr Hryshko
Junior Lawyer
Ivan Shemelynets
Legal Education Expert
Kateryna Hryshchenko
Stepan Berko
Advocacy Manager
Nestor Barchuk
International Relations Manager
Yuliia Reshitko
Senior Communications Manager
Samira Abbasova
Communications Manager
Tetiana Kolisnyk
Communications Manager
Margaryta Stepaniuk
Graphic Designer
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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