Place of Birth. Education. Was born in Lvov. In 1977 she graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law of the Franko Lviv State University with a degree in jurisprudence. In 1988-1990. was a student of the Odessa Institute of Political Science and Sociology. PhD in Law.
Career. In 1978-1994 Stanyk held senior positions in the executive authorities of the Lviv region and in the apparatus of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
In 1994-1996 - Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine.
September 1996 to August 1997 - Minister of Ukraine for Family and Youth Affairs.
August 1997 to May 2002 - Minister of Justice of Ukraine in three governments in a row - Valery Pustovoitenko, Viktor Yushchenko and Anatoly Kinakh.
December 2001 to March 2004 - Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Swiss Confederation. In June 2002, Stanik was awarded the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.
March 2004 to April 2008 - Judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine. She was reinstated in April 2010.
Scandal. In April 2007, a serious scandal erupted around the name Stanik. She was appointed rapporteur in the case of studying for the constitutionality of the decree of President Yushchenko on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada of the 5th convocation. Stanik and two of her colleagues questioned the legitimacy of the presidential decision. The head of state's team suspected that the judges of the Constitutional Court were bribed, and Yushchenko signed a decree on their dismissal "due to violation of the oath."
In parallel, the SBU officers were studying the facts of possible corruption acts of the servants of Themis. So, in particular, Stanik rumor attributed the receipt or purchase of two apartments worth $ 2 million in an elite building in Kiev. And one of her close relatives (at that time unemployed) was "counted" in movable and immovable property for $ 12 million.
The then parliamentary majority, led by the Party of Regions, accused Yushchenko of trying to intimidate the entire composition of the Constitutional Court, but failed to protect Stanik from the "wrath" of the president. For almost a year, she fought to have Yushchenko's decree declared illegal in the courts. As a result, in March 2008, the Supreme Court of Ukraine ruled in favor of the dismissed woman, and the head of state was forced to reinstate her in her previous position. However, the very next day after the "rehabilitation", on April 3, Yushchenko issued a new decree, which canceled the decree of his predecessor Leonid Kuchma, who appointed Stanik a judge of the Constitutional Court. The motivation is "in connection with the violation of the procedure for taking office as a judge of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine."
On April 28, 2010, in pursuance of the Supreme Administrative Court of Ukraine, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych reinstated Stanik in office. However, the very next day she resigned of her own free will.
Regalia. Awarded with the distinction of the President of Ukraine "Order of Princess Olga" III degree and the honorary distinction of the President of Ukraine - the Order of Merit III degree. Honored Lawyer of Ukraine.
Stanik is a member of the Commission "For Democracy through Law" (Venice Commission), the International Association of Legal Methodology, the Council of Women - World Leaders.
Family. In 2000, she married a journalist Vadim Dolganova. Have a son.