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Olga Sergeevna Shepeleva
Location: Moscow, Russia
Area of Advocacy: Human Rights
Organization: PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law - Moscow
Olga Sergeevna Shepeleva currently works as Legal Officer in PILnet's Moscow office. Prior to this, she was a staff attorney with the Nizhny Novgorod Society for Human Rights in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, an organization that protects and promotes human rights and freedoms by providing legal assistance to victims of human rights violations, carrying out educational activities, and organizing public activities.
Olga’s area of specialization is international human rights protection and promoting freedom of conscience. As a PILnet International Fellow, Olga designed a strategic litigation strategy that would apply international human rights standards in Russian courts. Upon her return to Russia, Olga worked on issues related to freedom of conscience (specifically freedom of religion), prevention of torture, and the use of international human rights protection mechanisms within the domestic courts in Russia.