Zakharov Yevhen

Member of Executive Board

Born on 12 November in 1951 in Kharkiv. Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union, Director of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group. Participant of the dissident movement in 1970–1980s.

Biography
1970—1975 – studied at the Department of Mechanics and Mathematics of the Kharkiv University (specialization “Applied Mathematics”, Diploma with Honors).
1982—1985 — postgraduate studies at Rostov Institute of Railway Transport Engineers (“Electric machines”).
1988—1992 — correspondent at “Express Chronicle” Newspaper.
1989—1992 — Co-Chair of the Kharkiv “Memorial”.
1990—1994 — deputy of the Kharkiv City Council. Deputy Head of the Kharkiv City Commission in Restoration of Rights for the Rehabilitated (since 1990).
Since 1994 — member of the Board of International Memorial Society .
since 1992 — Co-Chair of Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group.
2004—2008 — Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.
2010—2011 — member of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.

Since 25 January 2012 — Head of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union.
Member of the Moscow Helsinki Group (since 1989) and International Society for Human Rights in Ukraine (since 1995).

11 scientific articles on applied mathematics and electronic machine design (1976-1985), over 200 publications devoted to human rights, civil society and history of political repressions in the USSR and Ukraine. He was printed in editions of numerous countries including Ukraine, Russia, USA, Canada, Germany, France, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Denmark (1987–2010).

Awards
Yevhen is awarded with the Order of Freedom “…for perennial vigorous human rights activity, advocating of human rights, significant contribution to reproduction of historical truth on occasion of the Day of Freedom…”, according to Ukraine’s Presidential Decree from 25 November 2008.
Cavalier of the Order “For Intellectual Courage” (2006).
Vasyl Stus Prize, January 2012.