Yuriy S. Shemshuchenko
Director of V.M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law to the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Legal Sciences, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Academician of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Nataliya R. Malysheva
Deputy Director and Head of Research Division
Academician of the National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine, Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, Professor, Full Doctor in Laws
International and National Space Law, International and National Environmental Law, European Law, Comparative Law
Nataliya R. Malysheva is a Deputy Director of the International Space Law Center (since 1998) and a Chair of the Space and Environmental Law Department at the Koretsky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. She obtained her PhD degree in 1979 (dissertation on legal protection of environment against noise) and Full Doctor in Laws degree in 1996 (dissertation on harmonization of Environmental Law in Europe).
Member of the editorial board of several scientific journals, member of the International Institute of Space Law, member of the UNESCO National Committee «Man and the Biosphere», member of the Ukrainian delegation to the UN COPUOS and its Legal Subcommittee (since 2000), member of the advisory board of the St. Petersburg Institute of Air and Space Law (Russia), chairman of the Section of the Legal fundamentals for the use of natural resources of the Ukrainian Nature Conservation Society. Member of two specialized councils for defense of the doctoral theses. Dr. Malysheva supervised more than 20 PhD and 4 Full Doctor of Laws Candidates.
She is honored lawyer of Ukraine and Laureate of the State Award of Ukraine in the area of science and technique (2007). She was also granted several awards of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and of the Ukrainian Union of Lawyers for the cycle of works in the field of environmental and space law. Dr. Malysheva participates in drafting of the main Ukrainian laws and regulations concerning the peaceful use of outer space and on the environmental protection. Honored professor of several universities of the Western Europe (Poitie, Lion-4, Louvain-la-Neuve).
Author of over than 500 scientific publications (more than 60 of them — in the field of space law), published in Ukraine and abroad (Russia, Belarus, Germany, USA, Brazil, Italy, etc.). She also takes part in collective monographs and commentaries on international space law, drafted in international working groups and published in such publishing houses as Kluwer, CoCoSl.
Svitlana V. Kuznietsova
Head of Scientific Expert Division
PhD in Law
Environmental law, law of natural resources, climate change, space law, legal expertise, legislative process
Dr. Kuznietsova is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Space Law Center (since 1998) and Head of its Scientific Expert Division. She is also a Chief Legal Adviser at the Parliament of Ukraine.
She holds a Master degree in Public Law from the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University (1991), since 2000 holds a PhD in Law (Environmental Law); docent (from 2008). Currently she is a Candidate for Full Doctor of Law degree.
Dr. Kuznietsova participates in research projects on Space Law ordered by the State Space Agency of Ukraine and other stakeholders of the space activity of Ukraine, Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan.
She published more than 15 papers on Space Law. Took part in the working groups targeted to drafting laws and regulations in the field of space activities. Served as an expert in several space projects, including Sea Launch, Globalstar, Alcantara Cyclone Space, space programs on international scientific collaboration like bilateral Ukraine-France Program “Egide-Dnipro” “National Regulation of Space Activities: Comparative Study” and others. She teaches Environmental Law.
Vasyl V. Semenyaka
Head of Rule-Making Division
PhD in Law
International and national space law, civil and insurance law
Dr. Vasyl V. Semenyaka is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Space Law Center, Head of its Rule-Making Division. He holds a Master degree in Private Law from the Yaroslav the Wise National Law Academy of Ukraine (1997) and PhD in Legal Sciences (Space Law) (2004).
He takes an active part in legal drafting, law making and provision of legal expertise. In addition to being a researcher, Dr. Semenyaka also acts as an attorney and drafts legal expert opinions. He co-authored a number of international and inter-agency agreements, drafted laws and regulations on space activities.
In particular, he took part in scientific and legal expertise on insurance issues deriving from the international space project «Globalstar» (1998, 2004), the Ukraine-Brasil project «Cyclone-4″ (2005), in the disputed contractual situation in connection with the crash of the insured aircraft around the airport Asmara (Eritrea) (2002), was involved in provision of the expert opinions on the draft rules of space activity in Ukraine.
Dr. Semenyaka teaches the course «Space Law» at the Faculty of Law of the Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He is the author of almost 40 legal publications, including scientific and practical commentary to the Law of Ukraine On Space Activities (2005) (co-author), individual monograph «Insurance in the field of space activities: theoretical and legal fundamentals» (2007).
Olga S. Stelmakh
Head of International Relations Division
LLM, PhD Candidate in Law
International law, space law, telecommunications law, environmental law, law of natural resources, space security, legislative process, legal expertise
Olga S. Stelmakh is a Research Fellow with the International Space Law Center and Head of its International Relations Division. She is also a Senior Legal Adviser at the Parliament of Ukraine. Prior to that, she was with the Space Administration of the German Aerospace Center and National Space Agency of Ukraine. She had interned at the U.S. Senate, European Space Agency and Supreme Economic Court of Ukraine.
Ms. Stelmakh is a graduate from the Doctoral School to the Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (dissertation on the international legal regime of space security) and holds an LL.M. degree from the Kiev National University of Trade and Economics and from the Institute of Space and Telecommunications Law, University of Paris 11. She also has the Master degrees in business and finance. Ms. Stelmakh completed an advanced Space Law and Policy programme at the European Center for Space Law, Space Studies Program at the International Space University, the cycle of the Council of Europe Schools of Political Studies and of the Ukrainian School of Political Studies, Hague Academy of International Law and the US Department of State Professional (Legislative) Fellows Program.
She was granted an “Emerging Space Leader” award by the International Astronautical Federation.
Olga is a member of the International Institute of Space Law, Women in Aerospace Europe, Aerospace Association of Ukraine, Ukrainian Bar Association and a diverse range of international commercial arbitration associations.
Ms. Stelmakh has written a number of articles on the international public law with emphasis on space security and environmental law issues. Currently she is co-authoring the Encyclopaedia of International Law and the monograph on space security.