Illia Chernohorenko participates in the European Law Institute meetings on Seizing Assets for Human Rights Violations

The European Law Institute (ELI) organised two High-Level Expert Group (HLEG) meetings on 18 April and 16 May 2024 to address the critical issue of seizing assets for human rights violations. Both meetings were chaired by ELI Vice-President Sir Geoffrey Vos, Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice in England and Wales, underscoring the importance of this initiative.

Ex Director-General for the Rule of Law Directorate and current DPhil candidate, Illia Chernohorenko, was among the initiators of the High-Level Group and joined the group as an expert. Illia emphasised:

"The complexity and significance of addressing asset confiscation in the context of human rights violations cannot be understated. Our goal was to test the idea and formulate a scope for actionable recommendations that uphold human rights and the rule of law. By bringing together diverse expertise, the ELI aimed at creating a comprehensive framework that will suggest the ways of effectively addressing the issues in question."

The outcomes of these meetings are expected to inform a new ELI project aimed at creating practical and effective guidelines for seizing assets to address human rights violations.