Mikhail Golichenko
Senior Policy Analyst

Mikhail joined the Legal Network staff in September 2010. He is leading our human rights research and advocacy work in Russian-speaking countries, with a particular focus on drug policy issues. 

Prior to his appointment with the Legal Network, Mikhail was a Legal Officer with the UNODC Country Office for the Russian Federation in Moscow, where his work focused on the promotion of human rights and addressing legal barriers to accessing effective HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs for prisoners and people who inject drugs.

His experience also includes working for the UN Peacekeeping in West Africa and the Russian police service in different positions, including as instructor. 

Mikhail has a post-graduate degree in Russian civil law, and has authored several publications on civil litigation issues in Russia. He has been a member of the Russian Bar Association since 2007.