Dr Andrii Nekoliak


  • Department:
  • Research strand: In the public interest: accountability of the state and the prosecution of crimes
  • Main fields of interest: Politics of Memory


Andrii Nekoliak is a MEMOCRACY Postdoctoral Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Tartu (Estonia), having defended a thesis on ‘Memory Laws’ and the Patterns of Collective Memory Regulation in Poland and Ukraine in 1989-2020: A Comparative Analysis. In his research for the MEMOCRACY project, he will focus on the politics of memory in Ukraine and Russia.  Before joining the T.M.C. Asser Institute, Andrii worked as a junior researcher at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu. Andrii has published a book chapter on language politics in Ukraine in an edited volume with Palgrave McMillan. He also has a forthcoming article on the politics of Ukraine’s Constitutional Court in Review of Central and East European Law (Brill). Apart from research, he contributes to Verfassungsblog regularly.



Nekoliak, Andrii. 2022. Memory Laws’ and the Patterns of Collective Memory Regulation in Poland and Ukraine in 1989-2020: A Comparative Analysis. PhD dissertations in Political Science, University of Tartu

Nekoliak, Andrii. 2022. “‘Shaming’ the Court: Ukraine’s Constitutional Court and the Politics of Constitutional Law in the post-Euromaidan era," special section ‘Troubled Nexuses between International and Domestic Law in the Post-Soviet Space’ edited by Cindy Wittke and Maryna Rabinovych, Review of Central and East European Law (forthcoming)

Nekoliak, Andrii. 2022. “Ukrainian Institute of National Memory / Український Інститут Національної Пам'яті (Ukraine)." In Encyclopedia of Transitional Justice, edited by Lavinia Stan and Nadya Nedelsky. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)

Nekoliak, Andrii, and Vello Pettai. 2020. “Navigating Ethnopolitical Disputes: Ukraine’s Constitutional Court in the Tug-of-War over Language.” In Decentralization, Regional Diversity, and Conflict: The Case of Ukraine, edited by Maryna Rabinovych and Hanna Shelest, 49-79. Palgrave Macmillan

Nekoliak, Andrii. 2020. “Regulating Memory through Responsibility for Historical Denialism: the Case of Unempowered Norms in Ukraine.” In Responsibility for Negation of International Crimes, edited by Patrycja Grzebyk, 219-225. Warsaw: IWS

Nekoliak, Andrii. 2019. “Social and Political Memories Colliding in Public Space: the Case of Post-Euromaidan Shyshaky,” Baltic Worlds, December 2019, Vol. 12, issue 4, pp. 46-56 (Open Access)

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