Dmytro Vovk

Dmytro Vovk is Director for the Center for the Rule of Law and Religion Studies at Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and is co-editor of this blog.  He is an expert on human rights and religious freedom for the OSCE/ODIHR, the Council of Europe, and Freedom House. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal Philosophy of Law and General Theory of Law. He has provided translation from English for Ukrainian academic journals, including authors such as Ronald Dworkin, Norbert Horn, Martin Krieger, Kaarlo Tuori, and Carl Schmitt. He has written articles and books including Ethics versus Politics: Ukrainian Churches’ Doctrines on Family, Gender and Sexuality in the Context of the European Integration Policy (forthcoming), Tolerance in Transitional Societies: philosophical, legal, political and social dimension (2016), Balancing Religious Freedom in the Context of Secularity: Analysis of Court Practice in Ukraine (2015), Religious Freedom and Freedom of Expression after Charlie Hebdo (2015), and Religion during the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict (2019, with Elizabeth Clark). Professor Vovk holds a PhD in Law (2008). He was a Kennan-Fulbright Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in the US (2017) and was a member of the inaugural Class of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies’ Young Scholars Fellowship on Religion and the Rule of Law held at Christ Church, Oxford, UK in 2018. He was a visiting scholar at the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, BYU Law School during 2018-2019. 

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