Discussion: Rule of law. Where are we now?

Discussion: Rule of law. Where are we now?

We invite you to the discussion " Rule of law. Where are we now?".

The meeting will be broadcast live on the Facebook profile Narodnyj.dim from 19:45 and in the theatre hall of the Ukrainian House in Przemyśl, 5 Kościuszki Street.

We encourage you to ask questions in the comments!

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The event is part of the 19th WATCH DOCS Traveling Film Festival in Przemysl and the watchdocstogether.eu project.

The discussion is being held with the financial support of the European Union under the European Parliament's communications grant programme.This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. The European Parliament has not been involved in the preparation of the materials; the information provided is not binding on it and it accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information and positions expressed within the framework of the project, which, according to the applicable rules, is the sole responsibility of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights. The European Parliament cannot be held responsible either for direct or indirect damages that may result from the project.

  • Małgorzata Szuleka - Secretary of the Board of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, lawyer, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. She cooperates with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights since 2010. She coordinates international advocacy and research activities, including cooperation with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. In particular she monitors the rule of law, independence of courts and the situation of civil society in Poland and other Central European countries. Author of numerous reports and analyses on the independence of the judiciary, the crisis of the rule of law in Poland and the human rights situation in Poland. Member of the Warsaw Bar Association.
  • Professor Mirosław Wyrzykowski - professor of the University of Warsaw, judge of the Constitutional Tribunal in the years 2001-2010. In the years 1988-1990 he headed the Department of Constitutional Freedoms and Rights in the Office of the Ombudsman. Member of the Legislative Council to the Prime Minister (1990-1993 and 1996-2001). In the years 1996-2001, he was director of the Centre for Constitutionalism and Legal Culture at the Institute of Public Affairs. Member of the Committee of Legal Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences. Member of scientific councils, including the Institute of Legal Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the National School of Public Administration, the Institute of State and Law Studies and the Institute of Legal and Administrative Sciences of the University of Warsaw.
  • Patryk Wachowiec - a FOR legal analyst, a graduate of European studies at the University of Warsaw, a student of data analysis (Big Data) at the Warsaw School of Economics. Former employee of the Sejm's Office of Analyses. Author of legal opinions for MPs and Sejm bodies, former associate of the Sejm Committee for Petitions and correspondent of the European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation (ECPRD). Since 2015, president of the Foundation Centre for Analysis for Development (CADR). In his work he combines the application of IT tools to law and the legislative process. He is mainly interested in constitutional law and European Union law, and promotes openness of public life.

Moderation: Anna Wójcik - writes about the rule of law, democracy, human rights law, runs the Osiatyński Archive and Rule of Law in Poland. She is a researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Rethink.CEE fellow think tank of The German Marshall Fund of the United States.