The Strategic Analysis Centre of the Institute of Justice is a specialized organizational unit of the Institute of Justice, established by order of the Director of the Institute of Justice of 5 December 2016.
The activities of the Strategic Analysis Centre of the Institute of Justice are managed by the Coordinator of the Strategic Analysis Centre appointed by the Director of the Institute of Justice.
Goals and activities
The tasks carried out by the Strategic Analysis Centre of the Institute of Justice include, inter alia, monitoring and developing medium and long-term strategies in the area of operation of the Institute of Justice, whose subject of activity (§ 3 of the Institute of Justice Statute) is to conduct research on the creation, application, axiology and social functioning of law and the phenomena of crime and social pathology, as well as disseminating the results of these studies, and legal education.
The Strategic Analysis Centre of the Institute of Justice achieves its statutory objectives by implementing, coordinating, carrying out and monitoring works of strategic and research importance on the shape of the Polish legal order, the functioning of the judiciary in Poland and other countries, carried out in order to improve the legislation in Poland, also through the implementation of national and international research projects, coordination of cooperation with external experts, international cooperation, organization of conferences, seminars, courses, as well as the implementation of activities in the field of legal and civic education.
Outcomes of international cooperation
As part of the activities of the Strategic Analysis Centre of the Institute of Justice, international cooperation has been undertaken with research units and institutes recognized on a European and global scale, the main research subject of which is legal issues. So far, cooperation has been established with Harvard Business School, SRI International (Stanford Research Institute), MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), China Europe International Business School, IESE Business School and the University of Stavanger.
Cooperation with foreign research units and institutes resulted in the development of, inter alia, the following:
1) Scientific Publications:
- Scientific monograph “Responsibility for negating international crimes”
- Scientific monograph “Legal protection of the freedom of conscience and religion
- Scientific monograph “Identification of the causes of crime”
- Scientific monograph “Crime prevention methods”
- Scientific monograph “Implementation of methods and instruments of crime prevention in the organization”
- Scientific monograph “Possible causes and types of crime in the organization in the future and preventive preparations”
- Scientific monograph. „Report on selected solutions of law, business and technologies preventing crimes”
- Scientific monograph . „Energy Market”
- Scientific monograph „Financial Market”
- Scientific monograph. „Insurance Market”
- Scientific monoraph „Managing people in the organization”
2) Conferences and seminars:
- International Scientific Conference “Law, Economy and Technology for the Prevention of the Causes of Crime”;
- International Scientific Conference „Freedom, Religion and Sovereignty. Modern Phenomena and Future Challenges”;
- International scientific conference “Development of the Justice System. Law, economy and technology for preventing the causes of crime.”;
- International Scientific Conference The impact of digital platforms and social media on freedom of expression and pluralism – in specific terms
- International Scientific Conference pt. „The impact of digital platforms and social media on freedom of expression and pluralism – view of young researchers”
- International Scientific Conference The impact of digital platforms and social media on freedom of expression and pluralism – in general terms
- „First workshop: Polish-Hungarian Research Platform” International Scientific Conference
- „Second workshop: Polish-Hungarian Research Platform” International Scientific Conference
- „Third workshop: Polish-Hungarian Research Platform” International Scientific Conference
- „Fourth workshop: Polish-Hungarian Research Platform” International Scientific Conference
- „Fifth workshop: Polish-Hungarian Research Platform” International Scientific Conference
- „Sixth workshop: Polish-Hungarian Research Platform” International Scientific Conference
- „Seventh workshop: Polish-Hungarian Research Platform” International Scientific Conference
The Centre for Strategic Analysis of the Institute of Justice supports the activities of the Institute of Justice in the field of close cooperation with Hungarian Ferenc Mádl Institute of Comparative Law in the field of legal research. The aim of the planned research work 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 matters related to the 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 Mádla Institute of Comparative Law will be 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 under international law and the normative orders of other countries, as well as an examination of the social context of their functioning, which may contribute to the improvement of Polish legal regulations by adjusting foreign patterns to the standards resulting from the Polish legal order taking into account the native social context. A comparative approach and the involvement of foreign research centres in cooperation gives the opportunity to exchange experiences between experts from different parts of the world, which undoubtedly allows for broadening the perspective and gives the opportunity to work out the best solutions. As part of international cooperation, scientific and research teams are being formed gathering experts from Poland and foreign scientific and research units, including researchers specializing in legal sciences, but also from other than legal sciences fields of science, which gives the opportunity for an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to the explored issues. The interdisciplinary approach going beyond the field of law gives the opportunity to acquire knowledge crucial for the functioning of law also in other scientific fields related to a given issue, thanks to which given legal issues are consulted with representatives of sciences other than only legal one.
The Center for Strategic Analysis of the Justice Institute supports the activities of the Justice Institute in working closely with the University of Stavanger on 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, the phenomenon of domestic violence is increasing in most European countries. The best way to solve this problem is to prevent it and not only react to its effects. Therefore, it is important to increase vigilance not only at the stage when families are in immediate danger of the phenomenon of domestic violence, but already at the moment when they are not yet experiencing it. In the literature, this stage is traditionally called the prevention of domestic violence.
Therefore, the main focus of the Project: “The Integrated System of Domestic Violence Prevention” is on developing a model of domestic violence prevention at the community level. The solutions proposed in the model, on the level of selective prevention, will lead to the reduction of the occurrence of domestic violence. The model developed and tested within the Family Resource Centers aims to respond to two identified needs: lack of integration of stakeholders’ activities at the community level and lack of selective prevention activities (people experiencing relationship difficulties and therefore at risk of domestic violence). The activities planned in the project will contribute to the reduction of the indicated problems related to the occurrence of domestic violence. The methodology of the action is in accordance with the standards of creating public policies (analysis of the existing situation, developing a solution, testing the solution, developing the final solution/program, dissemination of the solution). The project will be implemented in partnership of researchers from the Institute of Justice in Warsaw (Project Leader) and the University of Stavanger (Project Partner).
Research projects implemented by the Strategic Analysis Centre
The following research projects were carried out at the Strategic Analysis Centre of the Institute of Justice:
1. “Law, economy and technology for preventing the causes of crime”;
2. “For religious freedom in the modern world. Counteracting the causes of discrimination and helping the persecuted on the example of Christians ”
3. “Polish contribution to the development of international criminal law, including the court of international crimes”;
4. “Research project on the assumptions of the strategy for the development of digital services for the common judiciary in Poland”;
5. “Cybersecurity of the Visegrad Group for the prevention of the causes of crime”;
6. “Integrated System of Prevention of Domestic Violence”;
7. “Jurisprudence of district military courts in political matters – an attempt to settle accounts from the perspective of transitional justice”,
9. Polish-Croatian Research Platform 2022
10. Polish-Slovak Research Platform 2022
11. Polish-Ukrainian Research Platfrom 2022
Activities in the field of legal and civic education
In the field of legal and civic education, the Strategic Analysis Center of the Institute of Justice organized or participated in the organization of the following initiatives:
3. Competition for the best paper in the field of strategic communication
4. Law and Justice Knowledge Contest
The range of activities of the Center for Strategic Analysis also includes educational projects addressed primarily to young people. One of them is the Academy of Social Communication, implemented since 2021. Within the Academy students and graduates of social sciences and humanities, whose activities are related to the issues of social communication, have the opportunity to improve their competencies. Participants of the Academy of Social Communication attend weekend classes with, among others, recognized journalists and media personalities, communication specialists from the best Polish universities, spokesmens and specialists in PR and marketing. The program is an answer to the problem of communicating socially important informations, which is perceptible in the public space. Such a problem is also visible in the area of lawmaking and law enforcement, where often difficult legislative or judicial matters are incomprehensible to citizens.
The aim of the project is to educate future state elites and to broaden knowledge in the fields of law, political science, sociology and international relations. Familiarising young people from secondary schools with the to acquaint young people from secondary schools with the functioning of the state apparatus from the perspective of the most important institutions of the state.
To release young people’s energy and inspiration for their own entrepreneurship and initiative, as well as their involvement in social and civil affairs.
Achieving the above mentioned goals is possible thanks to the organisation of the congresses Institute of Justice in Warsaw and the Summer School. Classes are held in the form of lectures, workshops and tutorials, with particular emphasis on the application of acquired knowledge in practice according to the words “show me, and I will remember, let me do and I will understand”, conducted by specialist didacticians, lawyers, politicians and other persons from institutions of key importance for the functioning of the state.
The greatest advantage of our programme are the meetings with special guests, which are, without a shadow of a doubt, an opportunity to build a constructive discourse. Active listening, due to the fast pace of life and mass transmission of information, acquires crucial importance, which influences the direction, as well as the effectiveness of the changes taking place around us.
The conventions cover the topics of the sociology of law, legal theory, the law-making process in Poland, the state system, the European Union, the functioning of global institutions, as well as those raised by special guests.
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