Sergey Golubok overview


Sergey Golubok


Overview     Biography

In 2006 Sergei Golubok graduated with honors from the St. Petersburg State University Law School in the Russian Federation. In 2008 he received LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. In 2010 he was awarded Ph.D. in International Law and European Law by the St. Petersburg State University. Sergei attended public international law course at the Hague Academy of International Law.

Sergei worked at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights as a staff lawyer dealing primarily with Russian cases (2008-2011). Dr. Golubok then worked as a Legal Program Officer with REDRESS Trust in London developing global program on legal assistance for the victims of torture. Since 2011 he is a practicing lawyer in Russia and a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association having been elected a member of the Bar Association’s Council in 2017. Before joining Double Bridge Law Dr. Golubok was a partner with a law firm based in St. Petersburg.

Sergei Golubok acted as a lead counsel for defence and for victims in a number of criminal cases, including high-profile ones, examined by the Russian courts at all levels of jurisdiction, including the Supreme Court of Russia. He successfully represented individual and corporate clients at the hearings before the Constitutional Court of Russia.

Sergei represents applicants in the proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights. He also acts for the authors of communications lodged against various States (including Russia, Belarus, and Sri Lanka) with the UN human rights treaty bodies, such as the Human Rights Committee and the Committee against Torture.

Dr. Golubok was instructed to testify as an expert witness on Russian criminal law and practice before English courts in several extradition cases.

Dr. Golubok writes extensively on topical issues of international human rights law and international criminal law in both English and Russian. He comments on legal issues of public significance for leading Russian media. Dr. Golubok is a member of the editorial board of Zakon law review published in Russian in Moscow. He is a member of the European Criminal Bar Association.

Sergei’s name is included into the list of assistants to counsel authorized to practice before the International Criminal Court by the Registry of that court.

Sergei works in English and Russian. He also speaks French.


St. Petersburg State University (Ph.D. in Law)

University of Essex
(LL.M., International Human Rights Law)

St. Petersburg State University



Professional membership:

European Criminal Bar Association (London)