Prominent Polish Jurists Lawyers Debate with
Ewa Łętowska and Jerzy Stępień
June 30, 6.00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.
prof. Jerzy Zajadło
University of Gdańsk
Guest of Honour
Prof. Ewa Łętowska
Polish Academy of Sciences
Guest of Honour
Justice Jerzy Stępień
Jerzy Zajadło – born 1954, full professor of law, M.A. in philosophy, member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (Polska Akademia Umiejętności), Chair of Theory and Philosophy of Law and State, University of Gdańsk, Poland. Author and co-author of numerous publications in the general area of law, in particular theory and philosophy of law, human rights and international law – some of the major monographs and edited volumes include: Radbruch’s Formula (2001), Responsibility for the Wall Trials of the Snipers at the Berlin Wall (2003), Dilemmas of Humanitarian Intervention (2005), Fascinating paths of the Philosophy of Law (2008), What do lawyers need philosophy of law for? (2008) Humanitarian Interventions (2010), Philosophy of Law in Questions and Answers (2013), Radbruch (2016), Schmitt (forthcoming, 2016).
Ewa Łętowska – born in 1940, full professor of law, PhD., full member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Learning, doctor honoris cause of University of Gdańsk and of the Maria Grzegorzewska University. First Polish Commissioner for Citizens’ Rights (1988-1992), justice of the Supreme Administrative Court (1999-2002) and of the Constitutional Tribunal (2002-2011). Author of books, essays, columns devoted to law (constitutional, civil, human rights), as well as of radio and TV programmes on classical music.
Jerzy Stępień, born in 1946. Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. In the ‘70s, he worked as a judge and legal advisor. In 1980 he was the co-founder and Vice-President of the Świętokrzyskie Board of Region of the Independent Self-Governing Trade Union ‘Solidarity’. During the period of Polish martial law, he was interned and twice arrested for underground activity. Participant of the Round Table meetings. Vice-Minister in the government of Jerzy Buzek. Senator of the Republic of Poland of 1st and 2nd term. He headed the Senate Committee of Local Self-Government and State Administration. He was on the Constitutional Commission of the National Assembly. In 1999, he was appointed judge by the Sejm and, in 2006, President of the Constitutional Tribunal. Decorated with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta. Currently, he is the Vice-President of Lazarski University.
Przemiany polskiego prawa i kultury prawnej na przełomie XX i XXI w. w perspektywie porównawczej
Transformations in Polish Law and Legal Culture at the Turn of 20th and 21th Century in Comparative Perspective