High Anti-Corruption Court, Ukraine
Head of High Anti-Corruption Court
Vira Mykhailenko was born in Kyiv. She has a PhD in Law, two higher education degrees - in Law (2003) and Intellectual Property (2008); she is a national trainer of the Council of Europe on European Anti-Discrimination Standards. She started her legal career in the public service in the legal department of the State Committee for the State Material Reserve. From 2003 to 2006, she held various positions in the State Reserve Agency of Ukraine. In May 2007, she qualified for the bar exam and received a Ukrainian bar certificate. Since 2007, she has been practicing law in criminal cases. In 2010-2018, she was a lecturer in Criminal Procedure; Judicial and Law Enforcement Agencies of Ukraine; Human Rights Protection Mechanisms, etc. From 2014 to 2018, she was a trainer of the National Police (training of patrol police cadets; representatives of departments of human rights protection as part of the reform of internal affairs bodies; and advanced training of investigators). From August 2018 to March 2019, she was a trainee of the National School of Judges. Since 2014, she has taken part in various human rights projects of non-governmental and international organizations (including the Council of Europe, the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, the Norwegian Refugee Council, etc.) She has participated in various international programs and internships. In April 2019, the President of Ukraine signed a decree on her appointment as a judge of the High Anti-Corruption Court, and in July of the same year, the assembly of judges elected her as a judge-speaker of the High Anti-Corruption Court. Since February 2023, she has been the President of the High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC).