Svitlana Khyliuk

Visit Dates: 2021-22

Ukrainian Catholic University, Ukraine


Research Interests
  • Human Rights: European Standards
  • Criminal Law

Svitlana Khyliuk serves as head of the Department of Theory of Law and Human Rights at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. She is also the academic director of the bachelor's program at the UCU School of Law. Khyliuk serves as an legal expert in the projects of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Project Coordinator in Ukraine, the Council of Europe, and the U.S. Department of Justice. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Ukraine’s Supreme Court and Constitutional Court.  She teaches legal research, analysis, and writing, criminal law, and law of the European Convention on Human Rights. 

While at Notre Dame as a visiting scholar during the fall 2021 semester, Khyliuk researched how to leverage two polarities: judicial independence, on the one hand, and judge’s liability, on the other, in order to guarantee democracy and rule of law in transitional societies. She also taught Human Rights: ECtHR approach at Notre Dame Law School.