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Olga Khazova works at the Moscow School of Social & Economic Sciences and the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

She holds Ph.D. from the Institute of State & Law within Russian Academy of Sciences, and LL.M. from Cornell University Law School (USA). The main field of her expertise is connected with comparative family law and child law. Apart from teaching, Olga serves as a consultant on family law matters, children’s rights, and human reproduction issues for governmental bodies, courts and law firms. Olga is the author of Marriage and Divorce in Western Family Law and The Art of Legal Writing, as well as of numerous scholarly articles on family and child law matters published in Russia and abroad. She taught the courses on Introduction to Russian Law and Child’s Rights in the International Context at the Juridical faculty of Vienna University. She is a regular speaker at international conferences, symposia, and workshops. She is a Vice-President of the International Society of Family Law. She is also a fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 2012, Olga was elected as a member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, and in June 2016 she was re-elected to the Committee for the next term.