Olga A. Khazova#

Olga A. Khazova
Membership Number:5995
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ISRAEL

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2022 - Special Advisor to International NGO "Child Identity Protection (CHIP)", Geneva
  • 2018 - present Associate Professor, Department of Private International Law, Law Faculty, The Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences “Shaninka”
  • 2018 - 2022 Associate Professor (dotsent), Law Faculty, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”
  • 2020 - present Leading Legal Scholar, the Family and Inheritance Law Department, The Private Law Research Centre named after S.S. Alekseev
  • 2013 - 2021 Member (elected) of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child; 2017/18 Vice-Chair of the Committee
  • 1978 - 2018 Legal Scholar, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of State and Law, Russian (USSR) Academy of Sciences
  • 2016 - present Member of the Experts’ Group on the Parentage / Surrogacy Project, Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)
  • 2015 - 2021 Member of the Experts’ Group on cross-border recognition and enforcement of agreements in family matters involving children (Practitioners’ Tool approved by the HCCH Members in March 2022)
  • 2011 – 2013 Key Senior expert in the EU project on the Application of the Hague Conventions on Protection of Children in Russia
  • 2009 - 2010 Member of the Group of Specialists on child-friendly justice (CJ-S-CH) established to prepare the Guidelines on child-friendly justice (adopted by the CoE Committee of Ministers in November 2010)
  • 2009, 2012, 2015 Guest Professor at the University of Vienna, Law Faculty
  • 2003 - 2004 LLM programme, Cornell Law School, NY, USA; 2004 – LLM degree
  • 1998 - 1999 Fulbright Scholar, Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT, USA
  • 1993, 1999 British Academy visiting scholar, University College London (Faculty of Laws); London School of Economics and Political Science (Law School)
  • 1994 - 1995 Member of the Drafting Commission of State Duma of the Russian Federation tasked with drafting the New Family Code (in force March 1996)
  • 1990 Visiting Scholar at the University College of London, Faculty of Laws (research project on family mediation)
  • 1976 - 1980 PhD (Law) programme (aspirantura), Institute of State and Law, Russian (USSR) Academy of Sciences; 1982 – PhD (Law) degree

Fields of Scholarship
  • Family law
  • Legal issues in human reproduction
  • International/comparative family law
  • Child rights

Honours and Awards
  • Vice-president of the International Society of Family Law (ISFL)
  • 2016 Corresponding member, Cambridge Family Law Centre
  • 2016 Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)
  • 2014 Associate member of the International Academy of Comparative Law (IACL)
  • 1998 The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Award (research on legal framework of surrogate motherhood), the Quinnipiac University School of Law, Hamden, CT, USA
  • 1993 - 1996 Two scholarships from Soros Foundations Open Society Institute (research grants on alternative dispute resolution in family matters and legal issues in human reproduction) and two grants from MacArthur Foundation

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