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Center for Research on International Criminal Law

The aim of the Center is:
  • examination of the jurisprudence of international criminal tribunals,
  • analysis of the development of international criminal law and its relationship with the international criminal justice system,
  • undertaking interdisciplinary research on the problem of international crimes and their definitions,
  • study of criminological aspects of international crimes: their causes, methods of prevention,
  • popularizing international criminal law by organizing seminars, meetings and publications,
  • obtaining grants for researching problems of international criminal justice.

Subject of study:

The subject of research is the broadly understood issue of the application of international criminal law. How does it respond to the challenges of reality? Is the International Criminal Court the last stage in the development of the international justice system or just an element of its development? What are the future prospects? How do States implement international criminal law into their legal systems?

The subject of the study is the jurisprudence of international tribunals, doctrine in the field of international criminal justice, international legal acts as well as state policies regarding the judging of individuals before international criminal tribunals.

Head of a centre:
dr hab. Karolina Wierczyńska, prof. INP PAN

dr hab. Hanna Kuczyńska, prof. INP PAN
dr Szymon Zaręba
Karolina Aksamitowska
Agata Helena Winkiel-Skóra

Instytut Nauk Prawnych
Polskiej Akademii Nauk
ul. Nowy Świat 72 (Pałac Staszica)
00-330 Warszawa