Lecture and Q&A with Professor Adam Bodnar


Annushka has already spilled the oil:

Women's rights in Poland before and after the judgement of the Constitutional Court of 22 October 2020
Professor Adam Bodnar
SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Polish Ombudsman

This October, Polish citizens staged one of the largest protests in the country's history in response to the implementation of strict anti-abortion laws in the country. Strajk Kobiet (the Women's Strike) saw hundreds of thousands of protestors take to the streets.
Friday, 13 November 2020, the Wirth Institute hosted Professor Adam Bodnar, Poland’s seventh Ombudsman (Commissioner for Human Rights) for a live Zoom talk and Q&A session.

About our speaker:

Professor Adam Bodnar is Poland’s seventh Ombudsman (Commissioner for Human Rights), elected by the Parliament with an approval of a few dozen different NGOs for a five-year term in 2015. He holds a doctor’s with habilitation in law from University of Warsaw and an LL.M. in comparative constitutional law from CEU. He started his professional track as an associate with Weil, Gotshal & Mangers. A few years after, he left the corporate career, joining the Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights, first as a co-founder and coordinator of Precedent Cases Programme and then as a head of legal department and vice-president of the Management Board. In 2013-2014, he was a member of the board of directors of the United Nations Fund for Victims of Torture. As the Ombudsman, he has been carrying out his long-term programme of regional meetings with citizens all across Poland. For the defense of judicial independence and vulnerable minorities he and his office received the Rafto Prize (2018) and Rule of Law Award by the World Justice Project (2019). In 2020 he was awarded the French Order of the Legion of Honor with the rank of bachelor. Since March 2020 he is a professor at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. Adam Bodnar is also an author of numerous scientific publications in the field of law.