The rule of law crisis in Poland: diagnosis and resistance mechanisms

Digital event

Professor Adam Bodnar is a lawyer specializing in constitutional law and human rights. He serves as a Dean of the Faculty of Law at SWPS University in Warsaw. In the years 2015-2021 he has held the position of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Poland. He is also a former Vice-President of the Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights (2010-2015). Throughout his career, he has been working with many NGOs, including Panoptykon Foundation (Chair of the Foundation Council), ClientEarth Poland (member of the Program Council), Professor Zbigniew Hołda Association (co-founder and member of the board). Professor Bodnar is an author and co-author of numerous scientific publications, in particular on the topic of human rights. In 2018 he was awarded with Rafto Prize for his contribution to the protection of human rights and the rule of law in Poland and the 2019 Rule of Law Award granted by the World Justice Project. In 2020, he was awarded the French National Order of the Legion of Honor, with the rank of Chevalier.

Greeting: Professor Dr. Ulla Bonas
Moderation: Dr. Christian Suhm


Organizational information on the digital lecture
The Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg is offering this event live as a zoom meeting, in which viewers can also take part in the subsequent discussion with video contributions.

  • We would be delighted if you gave your real name when dialing into Zoom. Of course, you can also take part in the event under a pseudonym.
  • A list of all participants is available to all those involved during the entire event.
  • During the lecture, the microphones of the audience are all automatically muted so as not to generate any disturbing background noise. You can turn on the audience's camera during the lecture.
  • In the discussion that follows, requests to speak or questions can be displayed using the "Raise hand" function. You can find these - depending on the device - under the button "Participant", "More" or "Reactions" in Zoom. You can also lower your hand again if you want to withdraw the question.
  • The moderator keeps a speech list and gives the floor in the order of the messages. If the moderator asks you to bring your question or request to speak, the user interface will ask you to turn on your microphone. If you have not already done so, you are welcome to turn on your camera. This is particularly desirable when presenting longer requests to speak so that the presenter can also see who is asking the question or who is making the comment.
  • Of course, you also have the option of asking your questions in writing in the chat.


Access to the Digital Lecture

Meeting-ID: 929 6384 7082
Kenncode: Wiko2021


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