Anna Ogorodova holds a law degree from Tomsk State University in Russia (2003) and LLM in Human Rights from Central European University in Budapest (2004). In 2004-2009 she worked at the Open Society Justice Initiative, a law reform program of the Open Society Institute (international private foundation). At the Justice Initiative she worked on projects aiming to reform national criminal justice systems, with particular focus on free legal assistance for criminal defendants and pre-trial detention.
From 2006 till 2009, Anna has been involved as associate legal officer in Open Society Institute in a project “Promoting Effective Criminal Defence Rights in the European Union”, a collaborative effort of several institutions including the Law Faculty of Maastricht University.
Since 2010 she is PhD Researcher at the Maastricht University where she works on a dissertation research aimed to empirically examine the position of criminal defence at the investigative stage of criminal proceedings in the Netherlands and in the UK.