Grigory Vaypan is an in-residence fellow with the Democracy Fellowship program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).
Grigory is a Russian human rights attorney and scholar. He is a Senior Lawyer at Memorial, Russia's oldest human rights group and laureate of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize. He is also a Democracy Fellow with the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington, D.C.
At Memorial, Grigory carries out litigation, legal research, and legal advocacy campaigns on transitional justice in Russia.
Grigory has more than a decade of strategic litigation experience before the Constitutional Court of Russia and the European Court of Human Rights, including as an amicus curiae. He is the recipient of the 2022 Moscow Helsinki Group Human Rights Award for defending human rights in court. Most recently, Grigory has been involved in the legal defense of Russian citizens prosecuted for protesting against Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Grigory holds his first law degree from Moscow State University, a LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in International Law from Saint Petersburg State University. He is a former Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at the Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C.