Dr Marcin Wielec – Head of the Institute of Justice
Marcin Wielec graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. Since 2003, he has been a research and teaching assistant and since 2008 an assistant professor at the Department of Criminal Procedure of the Faculty of Law and Administration within the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw. He is the author and a co-author of several books and a number of academic papers on issues related to criminal procedure. He is a member of the Content and Editorial Board of the quarterly Probacja and the author of expert reports and legal opinions for public authorities.
Dr hab. Paweł Sobczyk – Deputy Head of the Institute of Justice
Paweł Sobczyk holds a post-doctoral degree in law. He is the University of Opole Professor of Law and Head of the University’s Department of Constitutional and Denominational Law. Dr Sobczyk is also a professor of the Warsaw School of Information Technology and Management. A member of scientific societies, content and editorial boards, Dr Sobczyk is the author of more than 100 scientific papers, over 30 expert and legal opinions and more than 70 publication reviews. His academic interests are the “classic” areas of constitutional law, denominational law and human rights. Recently, Dr Sobczyk has developed a scholarly passion for the axiology of law, multicentricity of legal systems and the principle of justice.
Prof. dr hab. Łukasz Pohl – Head of the Section of Criminal Law and Process
Łukasz Pohl graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in 2000. He received a doctoral (2004) and post-doctoral (2008) degree in law at the same faculty. His doctoral thesis, written under the supervision of Professor Aleksander Tobis, focused on the offence of staging an insurance accident, and his habilitation (post-doctoral) thesis discussed the structure of sanctioned norm in criminal law (Struktura normy sankcjonowanej w prawie karnym. Zagadnienia ogólne, Poznań 2007) .
Dr Jędrzej Kondek – Head of the Section of Civil Law and Process
Jędrzej Kondek graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw in 2006. He is an alumnus of the School of Italian and European Law run by the Faculty of Law of the University of Warsaw and the Faculty of Law of the Università degli Studi di Catania. Dr Kondek also studied history at the University of Warsaw. In 2012, he received a doctoral degree in law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. His doctoral thesis on the unlawfulness element of liability for damages, written under the supervision of Professor Adam Brzozowski, was issued in print (Bezprawność jako przesłanka odpowiedzialności odszkodowawczej, CH Beck, Warszawa 2013).
Dr Jerzy Słyk – Head of the Section of Family Law
Jerzy Słyk is an advocate (adwokat) and Assistant Professor of the Institute of Justice and of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University of Warsaw. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. In 2010, he defended his doctoral thesis in which he discussed the liability of parents for damage caused by their child under civil law against the background of the manner and extent of the exercise of parental authority. Dr Słyk is a co-author of a commentary to the Polish Family and Guardianship Code and the author of many publications on family law, civil law and medical law.
Dr Paweł Ostaszewski – Head of the Section of Economic Studies of the Justice System
Paweł Ostaszewski is a doctor of law and has a master’s degree in political science in the area of social prevention and rehabilitation as well as a master’s degree in education. He also completed a postgraduate course in statistical analyses and data mining. In 2006, Dr Ostaszewski joined the Institute of Justice as a research and technical expert at the Section of Statistical Studies and Research Implementation. Since 2014 has been working as the Institute’s Key Research and Technical Expert. He defended his doctoral dissertation devoted to the theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects of the fear of crime, written under the supervision of Professor Andrzej Siemaszko and received a doctoral degree from the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. His thesis won an award in the National Competition for the Best Habilitation and Doctoral Theses organised by Państwo i Prawo, a monthly magazine published by the Law Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Dr hab. Piotr Mostowik – Head of the Section of Fundamental Rights
Dr Mostowiak works as an assistant professor of the Institute of Justice and of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Jagiellonian University of Kraków in 1999. In 2005, Dr Mostowiak defended his doctoral dissertation entitled on the unjust enrichment in private international law. In 2015, he received a post-doctoral (habilitation) degree based on a dissertation discussing the rules of parental responsibility and care over a child in private international law and in recognition of his other academic achievements.
prof. n. dr hab. Bogumił Szmulik – the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University Professor of Law , Head of the Wydawnictwo Instytutu Wymiaru Sprawiedliwośc i (Institute of Justice Press)
A graduate of the Faculty of Law and of the Institute of Political Sciences at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Professor Bogumił Szmulik also holds the doctoral degrees in humanities and law. He obtained a post-doctoral degree in law from the Faculty of Canon Law and Administration of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin for a dissertation on the constitutional position of the Polish Supreme Court. Professor Szmulik took part in the international student exchange programmes at the Kriminologische Forschungstelle des Kriminalwissenschaftlichen Instituts der Universität zu Köln (Cologne, Germany) and the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht (Freiburg, Germany).