Maksym Vasin is Executive Director of the Institute for Religious Freedom NGO, Ukraine. He has a Master of Laws (LLM). Since 2015 Maksym is a member of the Expert Council on Freedom of Conscience and Religious Organizations’ Activity under the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. In 2014 – 2017 he was engaged by OSCE ODIHR and the Council of Europe as a national expert conducting human rights training seminars. As a consultant of the Ukrainian Parliament, Maksym is a co-author of more than a dozen draft laws on freedom of religion or belief, including the issues of registration, legal status, and social activity of religious organizations. He has been working on FoRB advocacy and facilitation of interfaith dialogue since 2001. His PhD research covers the issues of constitutional and legislative regulation of the Church-State interaction, the legal status of religious organizations, and their role in social development as a part of civil society.