Executive Director, Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union Arkady was born in Kharkiv and is a bar lawyer by profession. He has worked in the human rights field since 2003. He has worked for the Kharkiv Human Rights Group both as a legal expert and running the Centre for Strategic Litigations for the long time. The Centre has helped applicants win 60 cases at the European Court of Human Rights. Since 2008, he was the Head of NGO "Institute of Legal Research and Strategies." In 2008 and 2010 he was elected chairman of the Union. Mr. Bushchenko is also Head of an expert working group on the draft of Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine National Commission on Strengthening Democracy and the Rule of Law under the President of Ukraine. Arkady is also the author of 9 books and 15 publications on human rights subjects.