Sergey Golubok is a prominent lawyer and a human rights defender. He holds a law degree from the St Petersburg State University, an LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex, and a Ph.D. in International Law and European Law. He is a member of the Human Rights Committee of the European Criminal Bar Association and of the International Criminal Court Bar Association.
In 2004 and 2005 he attended the sessions of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as an observer on behalf of the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA). From 2008-2011 Sergey worked for the Council of Europe in Strasbourg followed by several months with REDRESS Trust in London, an organisation aimed at ending torture and seeking justice for survivors worldwide. Since 2011, Dr Golubok has worked as a practicing attorney and member of the St Petersburg Bar Association. He currently serves as a Board Member of that Bar Association. Sergey represents clients in civil rights cases before the Russian courts, including the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court, as well as before the international institutions, such as the European Court of Human Rights and United Nations treaty bodies in Geneva.
In 2017, Sergey was awarded a prize for human rights litigation by the Moscow Helsinki Group, a leading Russian human rights NGO. In 2018, Dr Golubok delivered a keynote address at the annual conference of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) in Cambridge, together with Ms Dalia Leinarte, Chairperson of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women. Sergey has authored several articles in English and Russian on international human rights law, constitutional rights, and international criminal law.