Olga Aleksandrovna Sadovskaya lives in Nizhny Novgorod and is director of international programmes of the Committee Against Torture. Olga Sadovskaya is a law graduate of Nizhny Novgorod State University and Amsterdam University. Specializing in International Law, she has a special interest in the law and practice of the European Court of Human Rights and in the human rights institutions of the United Nations. Olga Sadovskaya has been a staff member of the Committee Against Torture since 2003. In 2005 she became head of the Committee’s Department on International Protection. Since 2006 she has been deputy chair of the Committee Against Torture. Olga Sadovskaya is co-author of the Alternative Report to the UN Committee Against Torture, and author of several dozen articles on application of the law in cases of torture in Russia and on the law and practice of the European Court of Human Rights. Olga Sadovskaya is a trainer in the HURIDOCS system and author of training seminars on the standards of the European Court of Human Rights for lawyers, law enforcement officers and prosecutorial officials.