Olha Chernovol
Olha Chernovol
Postdoctoral Fellow (2022-2023)
Faculty of Law | Civil Law Section
University of Ottawa


Dr. Olha Chernovol is a Ukrainian citizen who left Kyiv in March 2022 due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. She holds a PhD from the V.M Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, awarded in 2019. Dr. Chernovol is the author of 17 papers, including 6 articles published in scientific journals in Ukraine in the field of law. Dr. Chernovol’s primary research interests are concerned with the history of law and how it continues to be made. In particular, her work focuses on the analysis of the legal duties of citizens, theoretical models of legal provision and implementation and, most recently, anti-corruption policies.

Her most recent publication, entitled “Anti-corruption Policy in the Baltic-Black Sea Region”, offers a glimpse into her expertise in the perpetually relevant fields of organizational criminal liability and anti-corruption. Over the past several years, she has worked primarily on matters related to integrity due diligence, anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and financing terrorism in her role as a Project Coordinator at COSA LLC and as an Executive Director at the NGO ‘Transparent Democracy’. Since 2020, she has been a member of the Ukrainian National Bar Association, and she has 7 years of experience in legal practice in different areas of law in Ukraine, including civil law, corporate law, administrative law, criminal law, tax law, banking law, military law and labor law.