> Liudmylla Opryshko

Position at ITM

Senior Fellow International and European Media Law

Contact

Telefon: 0251/ 8338645
E-Mail: lvopryshko@gmail.com

 

Liudmylla Opryshko

Liudmyla Opryshko is a media lawyer with more than 30 years of experience as an advocate and more than 20 years of experience in representing the interests of journalists and media in Ukrainian courts as well as in the European Court of Human Rights.

Work Experience

2021: Took part in preparation of the Draft Law on Amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses and the Criminal Code of Ukraine on Ensuring the Right to Information and Protection of Journalistic Activity No. 5040 of 08.02.2021

2021: National Consultant of the EU-UNDP Parliamentary Reform Project

Since 2020: Member of the Coordination Council on Personal Data Protection

Since 2020: The Head of the Committee of the National Bar Association of Ukraine on Media and Advertising Law

2020: Co-author of special course on safety of journalists in collaboration with the National School of Judges, the National Prosecution Academy of Ukraine and the National Academy of Internal Affairs

2020: Independent national consultant of the OSCE

2020: Independent national consultant of the American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative

2020: Member of the Working Group on Preparation to the Parliamentary Hearings on “Freedom of speech or freedom of lies: facts or fakes?”

Since 2019: Member of the Coordination Council on Access to Public Information

2019: Participant of the Parliamentary Hearings “Safety of journalists’ activity in Ukraine: state, problems and ways of their addressing”

Since 2017: Member of the NGO “Human Rights Platform”

Since 2017: Provision of legal aid to the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine

2016-2019: Member of Expert Council on Access to Public Information

2014: Expert, invited by the Institute Media Policy (Kyrgyzstan) to participate in the seminar for judges of appeal courts and Supreme Court

2012-2017: Independent national consultant of the OSCE

2012: Cooperation with National School of Judges of Ukraine

2010-2021: Independent national consultant of the Council of Europe

2010: Independent national consultant of the OSCE

2008-2013: Cooperation with NGO “Regional Press Development Institute”

2007-2012: Cooperation with NGO IF “Center of Judicial Studies”

2007-2010: Association of Media Lawyers

Since 2007: Advocate, independent media lawyer, partner of association of lawyers “Alpha-Defense”

2005-2007: Advocate, Senior Lawyer in Law firm Konnov & Sozanovsky

2000-2005: Cooperation with the Programme of legal defense and education of mass media IREX U- Media

2000-2005: Bureau on Human Rights of Ukrainian Bar of Advocates

1999-2004: Docent of criminal-legal disciplines department of Kyiv International University (part time activity)

1991-2005: Advocate of Association of Lawyers “Legal Consultation Office of the Desnyanskiy region”

1991: Excepted as a member of Kyiv City Chamber of Advocates

1988-1991: Intern of Kyiv City Bar Association

 

Cases before the European Court of Human Rights

 

  • Mazurenko v. Ukraine: application No. 14809/03, judgment as of 11.01.2007 violation of Article 6 para. 1 of the Convention

https://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-78956

  • Ponomarenko v. Ukraine: application No. 13156/02, judgment as of 27.06. 2007 violation of Article 6 para. 1 of the Convention

https://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-81071

  • Gazeta Ukraina-Tsentr v. Ukraine: application No. 16695/04, judgment as of 15.07.2010 violation of Article 6 para. 1 and Article 10 of the Convention

https://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-99854

  • Editorial Board of Pravoye Delo and Shtekel v. Ukraine: application 33014/05, judgment as of 05.05.2011 violation of Article 10 of the Convention

https://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-104685

  • Feya, MPP and others v. Ukraine: Liudmyla Opryshko represented interests of 15 applicants, judgment as of 21.02.2013 violation of Article 6 para. 1, Article 13 of the Convention and Article 1 of the Protocol 1 of the Convention

http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/app/conversion/pdf/?library=ECHR&id=001-116758&filename=001-116758.pdf

 

Publikationen

2021: Analytical report “Journalists’ accreditation for work in the area of Joint Forces’ Operation”

2021: Analytical report “Journalists’ insurance for work in the area of Joint Forces’ Operation”

2021: Co-developer of a Toolkit (recommendations) for judges and journalists on how courts’ in Ukraine should react to the criticism by media and standards of how journalists should cover activities of courts and judges

2021: Report on assess effectiveness of implementation of amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine to Improve the Protection of Professional Activities of Journalists

2020:   Co-author of the manual “Recommendations of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights for information holders and requesters on implementation and guaranteeing the right on access to public information”

2019: Co-author of the handbook “Rules of information world: How can Ukrainian media align with the European standards?”

2019: Co-author of the analytic Report “Challenges in investigation and court hearing of criminal cases relating to violation of journalists’ professional rights in Ukraine”

2019: Co-author of the practical manual “Recommendations on protection of rights  of journalists who became a victim of aggression in connection with professional duties’ execution in Ukraine”

2019: Co-author of the manual “Freedom of speech during armed conflict (overview of case-law of European Court of Human Rights)”

2018: Co-author of the analytic report “Freedom of speech in the internet. Legislative initiatives and criminal case-law in Ukraine during 2014-2018”

2017: Co-author of the manual “Legal aspects of reforming state and municipal print media”

2017: Analysis of High Administrative Court’s of Ukraine decisions on access to public information for 2016 and the first half of 2017

2016: Manual “Basics of Judicial Journalism: A Handbook for Journalists”

2011-2012: Co-author of “Recommendations regarding defense of privacy in the work of mass media” and “Recommendations regarding coverage of elections by mass media and defense of the right for private life”

Some peculiarities of inheritance / L. Opryshko // Legal practice. – 2006. – 9 May (№ 19)

On problems of inheritance acceptance in case of deadline’s missing / L. Opryshko // Legal practice. – 2006. – 9 May (№ 19)

Reflections on the new Civil Procedural Code / L. Opryshko //

Legal practice. – 2005. – 29 May (№ 39)

“Limited” public figures / L. Opryshko // Legal practice. – 2005. – 11

November (№ 41)

 

Main trainings, conducted by Opryshko Liudmyla

2021: Trainings for police officers and prosecutors on topics “Legal framework regulating journalists‘ professional work”, “Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights regarding Ukraine (including case of Natalia Sedletska)” and “Effectiveness of the investigation of crimes against journalists. Registration of criminal offenses related to the professional journalistic activity”

2021: Two trainings on access to public information issues for the representatives of the Office of The Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

2020: 5 trainings on the topic “Criminal legal defense of journalists’ professional activity”

2019: Training on the topic “Effective interaction of the law enforcement agencies and journalists during peaceful assemblies”;

2019: Series of webinars “Media and Elections

2018: Training on legal aspects of print media’s transformation

2018: Training on “Protection of journalists’ professional activity and freedom of media in Ukraine: countering impunity” for representatives of the law enforcement agencies, civil society, judges and journalists

2017: Trainings on legal aspects of print media’s reformation

2017: Co-author of an on-line course “From communal to independent media: a step-by-step guide for editors”

2017: Seminars “Protection of journalists’ professional activity and freedom of media in Ukraine: countering impunity” for the representatives of the law enforcement agencies, civil society, judges and journalists

2015: Training for judges of administrative courts on the topic: “Access to Public Information: Legislation and Practice”

2014: Trainings on the topic: “Elections Process Coverage in Mass Media and the Right to Privacy”, “Access to Public Information and Protection of the Right to Privacy in the Work of Mass Media”

2010: seminar training for judges on the topic “Practical and methodological aspects of application by courts of Ukraine the Article 10 of the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and European Court of Human Rights case law”