Defending Human Rights in Poland after the Constitutional Crisis
The Department of Legal Studies cordially invites all to a public lecture by
Commissioner for Human Rights (Poland)
DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS IN POLAND AFTER THE CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS
18 MAY 2018 | 1.15 p.m. |
Nador 11 building | Room N11/004
Adam Bodnar was nominated for the post of Ombudsman in 2015 by the Democratic Left Alliance Parliamentary Club, by independent members of the parliament and by Civic Platform Parliamentary Club with the approval of 67 non-governmental organizations. He was elected by the Polish Sejm and Senate, and took his oath of office on 9 September 2015.
Dr Bodnar graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, received an LL.M. programme in comparative constitutional law at Central European University, and was awarded a PhD degree at University of Warsaw in the field of constitutional law in 2006.
Between 2004-15 Dr Bodnar worked for the Polish Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights, firstly as a co-founder and coordinator of the strategic litigation program and then as a head of legal department and vice-president of the Management Board. He is also an expert in the Agency of Fundamental Rights of European Union. In 2013-2014 Bodnar was a member of the board of directors of the United Nations Fund for Victims of Torture.
In 2011 he was awarded with the Tolerance Prize by the Polish LGBT organizations. In 2013 he received a scholarship within the scope of German Marshall Memorial Fellowship programme.