The Centre for Strategic Analysis of the Institute of Justice is a specialised organisational unit of the Institute of Justice, established pursuant to the ordinance of the Director of the Institute of Justice of 5 December 2016.


The activities of the Centre for Strategic Analyses of the Institute of Justice are managed by the Coordinator of the Centre for Strategic Analyses appointed by the Director of the Institute of Justice.


Objectives and activities

The tasks carried out by the Centre for Strategic Analyses of the Institute of Justice include,, monitoring and developing medium- and long-term strategies in the area of activity of the Institute of Justice, whose subject of activity (§ 3  of the IWS Statute) is to conduct research on the creation, application, axiology and social functioning of law as well as phenomena of crime and social pathology, as well as dissemination of the results of these studies  and legal education.


The Centre for Strategic Analyses of the Institute of Justice achieves its statutory objectives by implementing, coordinating, carrying out and monitoring works of strategic and research importance in the scope of the shape of the Polish legal order, the functioning of the justice system in Poland and other countries, carried out in order to improve legislation in Poland, as well as through the implementation of national and international research projects, coordination  cooperation with external experts, international cooperation, organization of conferences, seminars, courses, as well as implementation of activities in the field of legal and civic education.


International cooperation


As part of the activities of the Centre for Strategic Analyses of the Institute of Justice, international cooperation was undertaken with research units and institutes recognized on a European scale, but also globally, whose main research subject is legal issues. So far, cooperation has been undertaken with Harvard Business School, SRI International (Stanford Research Institute), MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), China Europe International Business School, IESE Business School, University of Stavanger, MFI (Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law) and CEA (Central European Academy of the University of Miskolc).


The Centre for Strategic Analysis of  the Institute of Justice supports the activities of the Institute of Justice in close cooperation with the Hungarian Ferenc Mádel Institute for Comparative Law in the  field of legal research. The aim of the planned research is primarily to strengthen the position of the Central European region in expert debates in the field of legal sciences and to develop solutions in the field of transparency of the work of international courts, protection of the family in international law and freedom of conscience and religion in Europe. Scientific cooperation with the Ferenc Mádel Institute for Comparative Law is an opportunity to exchange research experiences and develop new, universal and comprehensive answers to legal issues.


International cooperation allows for a comparative approach and analysis of legal regulations existing within the framework of international law and normative orders of other countries, as well as examining the social context of their functioning, which may contribute to the improvement of Polish legal regulations by adjusting foreign models to the standards resulting from the Polish legal order, taking into account the domestic social context. The comparative approach and the involvement of foreign research centers in cooperation gives the opportunity to exchange experiences between experts from different parts of the world, which undoubtedly allows to broaden the perspective and gives a chance to develop the best solutions. As part of international cooperation, scientific and research teams are formed bringing together experts from Polish and foreign scientific and research units, including researchers specializing in legal sciences, but also in fields of science other than legal sciences, which gives the possibility of an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to the studied issues. Not without significance is an interdisciplinary approach that goes beyond the field of law, which gives the opportunity to acquire key knowledge for the functioning of law also from other scientific fields relating to a given issue, thanks to which given legal issues are consulted with representatives not only of legal sciences.


The aim of the Polish-Hungarian project is to revive international cooperation between lawyers and to develop new methods of preparing draft laws and legislative postulates. As part of the “Polish-Hungarian Research Platform”, research work is carried out by four international teams that comprehensively analyze the selected issue. The subject of research changes every year and each time touches on important legal problems both in the international and national perspective. This year’s analyses concern: legal protection of farmers, protection of disabled children, issues of freedom of conscience and the effectiveness of law in the aspect of cybercrime. Each team will be made up of outstanding representatives of legal sciences, both theoreticians and practitioners of law.


In addition to extensive cooperation within the Polish-Hungarian Platform, the Institute of Justice also coordinates the research of scientists from the Czech Republic, Georgia, Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania and Ukraine, gathered in the Comparative Research Platform research project. The aim of the project is to strengthen cooperation between researchers from different Central European countries. Poland is the largest country in our region, which is why through this project it tries to animate research and coordinate the work of leading scientific institutions of Central Europe.


The Centre for Strategic Analysis of the Institute of Justice supports the activities of the Institute of Justice in close cooperation with the University of Stavanger within the framework of the Project: “The Integrated System of Domestic Violence Prevention”. The aim of the project is to find comprehensive solutions to the problem of domestic violence. In recent years, domestic violence has been on the rise in most European countries. The best way to solve this problem is prevention, not just reacting to its effects. Therefore, it is important to increase vigilance not only at a stage when families are in imminent danger of domestic violence, but already at a time when they are not yet experiencing it. In the literature, traditionally, this stage is called the prevention of domestic violence.


Scientific publications


The result of the work undertaken as part of the projects carried out at CAS IWS are peer-reviewed scientific monographs. The publishing process of the publication is provided by the Publishing House of the Institute of Justice. This guarantees the development of the material by a specialized and experienced team who, in consultation with the authors, creates the graphic design of the publication (cover design, typographic design, layout, etc.), selects the format, type of binding, type of paper appropriate to the nature of the book and – most importantly – helps in editing the text and ensures correction and typesetting, and then transfers the publication for printing. Monographs developed as part of CAS IWS are available in both paper and electronic form.







Conferences and seminars


Research conferences as platforms for the exchange of thoughts and views are an inseparable element of scientific work. Events organized by CAS IWS are characterized by a high substantive and logistic and organizational level. The added value for the implementation of the tasks undertaken by CAS is the participation of eminent experts, both national and international, who can present the results of their work.




Legal and civic education activities


The Centre for Strategic Analyses also includes educational projects addressed primarily to young people.


As part of the Academy of Social Communication program, students take part in classes with recognized journalists and media personalities, communicativeists from the best Polish universities, spokespersons and PR and marketing specialists. AKS is a response to the problem of communicating socially significant information, which is noticeable in the public space. Such a problem is also noticeable in the area of law-making and application, where often difficult legislative or judicial matters remain incomprehensible to citizens.


In turn, the subject of the Junior Law Leaders project is aimed at educating future state elites and expanding knowledge in the field of legal, political, sociological and international relations. Familiarizing young people from secondary schools with the functioning of the state apparatus from the perspective of the most important state institutions. Unleashing in young people energy and inspiration for their own entrepreneurship and initiative, as well as involvement in social and civic affairs.


In the field of legal and civic education, the Center for Strategic Analysis of the Institute of Justice organizes competitions and olympiads that are addressed to young people interested in law.


So far, CAS IWS has undertaken the following undertakings:


  1. Competition “153+1”;
  2. Competition for the best work in the field of strategic communication;
  3. Olympiad of Knowledge on Law and Justice.
  4. Law Leaders Studio
  5. Academy of Social Communication

Research projects carried out by the Centre for Strategic Analysis


Workshop of Law Leaders Junior Academy of Social Communication

Law, economy and technology for preventing the causes of crime

For religious freedom in the modern world. Counteracting the causes of discrimination and helping the persecuted on the example of Christians Polish contribution to the development of international criminal law, including contribution to the trial of international crimes
Research project on the assumptions for the strategy for the development of digital services for the common judiciary in Poland
Cybersecurity of the Visegrad Group for the prevention of the causes of crime Project under the Norway Grants entitled: Integrated System of Prevention of Domestic Violence Polish-Hungarian Research Platform Comparative Research Platform 2023 Jurisprudence of district military courts in political matters – an attempt to settle accounts from the perspective of transitional justice

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