Department of Administrative Law

Research areas

The Department of Administrative Law conducts research into Polish and transnational administrative law, both substantive and procedural.

The subject of recent research has been:

  • development of the right of access to public information
  • the right to re-use public sector information
  • constitutional foundations of the civil service
  • professional pragmatics of the civil service corps
  • computerisation of public administration
  • protection of personal data
  • international cooperation between public administrations
  • control of business mergers
  • transnational administrative law
  • regulation of secrecy in administrative law


The Department of Administrative Law continues to collaborate with other public institutions, i.e. the Supreme Administrative Court and the Ombudsman. We have jointly organised many conferences, i.e.:

  • Common remedies (petitions, motions, and complaints) in administrative law as instruments to protect citizens’ rights (29 November 2016);
  • Administrative monetary penalties in a democratic state of law (15 June 2015);
  • Implementation of the right to good administration and the development of the public service: the current status and challenges (8 December 2014);
  • The right to public information: the effectiveness of regulation and prospects for its development (11 December 2013);
  • Administrative law sources and the protection of civil rights and freedoms (13 December 2012);
  • The main problems of the right to information under international law and international standards (29 March 2012);
  • Code of Administrative Procedure as amended in 2010 – 2011 (7 June 2011).
  • These conferences have resulted in multi-author monographs containing conference papers and submitted articles.

Current research projects:

Transnational networks of public administration bodies and their influence on the national legal order (on the example of the network of competition protection bodies) – research grant implemented under the NCN Opus 12 competition.


The staff of the Department of Administrative Law have created and are responsible for running the Postgraduate Course “The function of Data Protection Officer”, which has enjoyed uninterrupted interest from students since 2014.

The Department develops its cooperation with other public institutions, i.e. with the Supreme Administrative Court and the Commissioner for Civil Rights Protection. In June and September 2010, together with the Supreme Administrative Court, two conferences were organised, devoted to the problem of the division of jurisdiction between administrative courts and common courts. On the basis of the papers delivered, a book publication is being prepared, which is scheduled to come out by the end of 2010.

Employees of the Department took part in expert work in the Council of Europe, International Organisation of Pension Funds Supervisors, International Competition Network, OECD, Chancellery of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland, Ministry of the Interior and Administration, Committee of the Council of Ministers for Information and Communications Technology.

Participation in research grants

  • Balancing transparency and confidentiality in administrative organisation and decision-making – conducted for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and led by Professor Mario Savino
  • System Transformation in Poland – conducted at the Warsaw School of Economics and supervised by Prof. Katarzyna Żukrowska

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