Other affiliationsRegent's Park College
Illia served as the Director-General for the Rule of Law Directorate at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine (2018-2019) and consulted the President of Ukraine within the dedicated commission on legal reform (2019-2020). Before this, Illia acted as a Senior Assistant to the President of the Supreme Court and the focal point in the Supreme Court in Ukraine for the Superior Courts Network established by the European Court of Human Rights under Protocol 16 to foster judicial dialogue and collaboration.
Over the last four years, Illia has advised international organisations including the Council of Europe, the European Union, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, on justice sector reforms in Europe and Asia. His professional experience also includes serving as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court, Appeals Chamber (2020-2021).
Illia was graduated with master’s degrees in International Human Rights Law from the
University of Oxford (New College, 2021), and in International Dispute Resolution from the Queen Mary University of London (Chevening Scholar, 2017), as well as completed visiting fellowship at the University of Bristol (2022-2023).
Since October 2023, Illia has been reading for a DPhil in Law, his second doctorate, focusing on repurposing of assets affiliated with aggressor states as a means of redress for human rights violations.