Dr. Zaharchenko is currently a Scholar in Residence at the Environmental Law Institute. Formerly, she was the Key Legal Expert for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency on convergence of Ukrainian legislation with EU environmental laws, where she advised donor agencies, national governments and NGOs on environmental law and policy matters.
Until 1992, she taught at the National Law Academy in Ukraine. Since then, she has been combining scholarly work with participation in technical assistance projects focused on improving environmental laws and policies in the former Eastern bloc. In 2004-2008, Zaharchenko served as a Vice Chair of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law. She is an author of the policy paper "On the Way to Transparency: a Comparative Study on Post-Soviet States and the Aarhus Convention" published by Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC (2009)."
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