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April 01, 2007

Ukraine Office Welcomes New Staff Members

April 2007

The Ukraine office is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to its program staff. Ihor Osyka has been hired as their new Law Enforcement Reform Program Coordinator and comes to the ABA with significant law enforcement and criminal law experience, having served as a police officer since 1992, lawyer since 1996, and criminal law professor at the Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs for the past 10 years. He has an LL.M. from Chicago-Kent University of Law in International and Comparative Law and has recently defended his doctoral thesis on the issue of electronic forgery in Ukraine. Ihor's primary responsibilities will be in the further development and implementation of the Law Enforcement Reform Concept in cooperation with the relevant Ministeries and law enforcement agencies, and to provide support to the Ukraine program's other criminal law initiatives.

In addition, Yuri Gavryliuk has joined the office in the capacity of Anti-Corruption Project Coordinator to assist with the planning, development and implementation of ABA-Ukraine's expanded anti-corruption programming. Yuri has substantial experience in analytical methodologies and post-conflict transformation, having served with the UN International Police Task Force in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Analytical-Methodological Division, Forensic Research Center for the Ministry of Interior in Ukraine. He has most recently served with the United States Institute of Peace, providing trainings for officials and civil society representatives in the United States, Iraq, Moldova, Poland and Ukraine. Yuri has his law degree from the National Academy of Internal Affairs, with a Master of Science from George Mason University, Peace Operations Program in Virginia.