Department of Public International Law

Research areas

  • theoretical issues in public international law;
  • analysis of the sources of international law, unilateral acts of states;
  • enforcement of decisions of international courts in the domestic legal order;
  • subjectivity in international law;
  • international accountability;
  • international responsibility of states;
  • international criminal justice; international criminal justice;
  • self-governance and secession in international law;
  • acquisition and loss of national territory;
  • succession of states;
  • international organisations;
  • implied powers of international organisations;
  • international protection of human rights;
  • regional human rights protection systems, in particular the European Court of Human Rights;
  • protection of cultural heritage in international law;
  • the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law;
  • international trade law and international investment arbitration;
  • global governance;
  • use of force in international law;
  • the status of armed non-state actors.

Research projects currently underway

  • Prohibition of the threat of use of force in modern state practice: a research project carried out within the project “Excellence in Legal Research: Promoting Polish achievements in the area of legal sciences abroad” funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education and carried out by the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, project leader: Agata Kleczkowska, PhD.
  • Responsibility for crimes committed by armed non-state actors: A national and international perspective – a project funded by the National Science Centre, contract UMO-2016/23/N/HS5/02849, competition PRELUDIUM 12, project leader: Agata Kleczkowska, PhD.
  • Polish contribution to the development of international criminal law, including contribution to the trial of international crimes, 2019-2021, a project carried out in the Institute of Justice from the Fund for Victims’ Assistance and Post-Penitentiary Assistance of the Ministry of Justice in the field of counteracting the causes of crime, agreement DFS-III.7211.56.2019, participant: Karolina Wierczyńska, PhD, Prof. INP PAN
  • Problems of international responsibility in Polish-Russian relations, 2019–2022, funded by the National Science Centre, contract UMO-2018/29/B/HS5/00863, participants: Przemysław Saganek, PhD, Prof. INP PAN, Karolina Wierczyńska, PhD, Prof. INP PAN, Szymon Zaręba, PhD
  • Fundamental Rights In Courts and Regulation (FRICoRe), 2019-2021, project funded by the European Union Justice Programme (JUST-AG-2017/JUST-JTRA-EJTR-AG-2017), coordinator in the participating institution (together with Mateusz Grochowski, PhD)

Institute of Law Studies PAS
Polish Academy of Sciences
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