Yevgeniy Zakharov (1952) – mathematician, Ph.D. (1985). Human rights activist, journalist, publicist, publisher. Since 1993 he has been working in civil organizations, director of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group.
Participated in the human rights movement in the 70-80s, member of the Moscow Helsinki Group (1989-2002), since 1994 member of the Board of the International "Memorial" Society, Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union (2004-2008, 2012-2013, since 2018), a member of the Initiative Group "1 December", the Ukrainian Center of the International PEN-Club.
Author of three books and more than 400 articles on human rights and related topics, published in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Germany, France, USA, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, Italy (1987-2021).