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Department of Public International Law


Research areas

  • Theoretical issues of international public law;
  • Sources of international law;
  • Unilateral acts of states;
  • Enforcement of the decisions of international courts in a national legal order;
  • International legal personality;
  • International recognition;
  • International responsibility of states;
  • International criminal justice;
  • Self-determination and secession in international law;
  • Acquisition and loss of state territory;
  • Succession of states;
  • International organisations;
  • Implicit powers of international organisations;
  • International protection of human rights;
  • Regional human rights regimes, particularly the European Court of Human Rights;
  • Protection of cultural heritage in international law;
  • Law of armed conflicts and international humanitarian law;
  • International commercial law and international investment arbitration;
  • Global governance;
  • Use of force in international law;
  • Status of armed non-state actors.

Research projects currently underway

  • Threat of use of force in contemporary practice of States – research project realized within the framework of 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; project leader: dr Agata Kleczkowska
  • Liability for crimes committed by armed non-state actors – domestic and international perspective – project funded by the National Science Centre; agreement UMO-2016/23/N/HS5/02849; project leader: dr Agata Kleczkowska
  • Polski wkład w rozwój międzynarodowego prawa karnego, w tym wkład w sądzenie zbrodni międzynarodowych [Polish Impact on the development of International Criminal Law], 2019-2021, project funded by the Polish Ministry of Justice, agreement DFS-III.7211.56.2019, participant: dr hab. Karolina Wierczyńska, prof. INP PAN
  • Problemy odpowiedzialności międzynarodowej w stosunkach polsko-rosyjskich [Problems of responsibility in Polish-Russian relations], 2019-2022, project funded by National Science Centre; agreement UMO-2018/29/B/HS5/00863, participants: dr hab. Przemysław Saganek, prof. INP PAN, dr hab. Karolina Wierczyńska, prof. INP PAN, dr Szymon Zaręba
  • Fundamental Rights In Courts and Regulation (FRICoRe), 2019-2021, project funded by the EU Justice Programme (JUST-AG-2017/JUST-JTRA-EJTR-AG-2017), participant contact (together with dr Mateusz Grochowski)

Institute of Law Studies PAS
Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. Nowy Świat 72 (Pałac Staszica)
00-330 Warszawa
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Office hours: Wednesdays from 13.00-15.00