Informujemy, że Państwa dane osobowe są przetwarzane przez Fundację Instytut na Rzecz Kultury Prawnej Ordo Iuris z siedzibą w Warszawie przy ul. Górnośląskiej 20/6, kod pocztowy 00-484 (administrator danych) w celu informowania o realizacji działań statutowych, w tym do informowania o organizowanych akcjach społecznych. Podanie danych jest dobrowolne. Informujemy, że przysługuje Państwu prawo dostępu do treści swoich danych i możliwości ich poprawiania.
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Who we are

Why Ordo Iuris?

The Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture is an independent legal organization incorporated as a foundation in Poland. It gathers academics and legal practitioners aiming at the promotion of a legal culture based on the respect for human dignity and rights. Ordo Iuris pursues its objectives by means of research and other academic activities, as well as advocacy and litigation. Third party interventions by Ordo Iuris have been accepted by Polish and international courts and institutions, including Polish Supreme Court, the European Committee of Social Rights and the European Court of Human Rights European Court of Human Rights. Ordo Iuris had already the honour to be granted leave by Presidents of European Courts of Human Rights to make written observations in numerous cases, inter alia, Bodnariu v. Norway (n° 73890/16), Annen v. Germany (n°70693/11), Rabczewska v. Poland (n° 8257/13), Cupiał v. Poland (n° 67414/11). 

The Ordo Iuris Institute submitted its opinions upon request of the Venice Commission, Monitoring Committee of PACE and LIBE Committee of European Parliament. It has also formally provided opinions to Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Commissioner for Human Rights, the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the PACE, UN Human Rights Council, as well as supreme courts and constitutional tribunals of numerous countries, i.a. Brazil, Chile and Croatia. The foundation is accredited to the European Parliament (registered under n°206499215012-94), participating actively in the decision-making process of laws. Moreover, Ordo Iuris has ECOSOC consultative status with the United Nations. 

Every day people are confronted with various radical ideologies that aggressively question the existing social order. Such ideologies are not aimed at improving or healing society, but instead seek to destroy its very foundation, including the foundation for Poland that is clearly confirmed and affirmed by the Polish Constitution. The words spoken by Marek Safjan, who warned of believing in the automatic driving force of mere statements from the Polish Constitution, turn out to be relevant today. Their application can often create an illusion of stability rather than a real guarantee of social order.

We believe there is a pressing need for lawyers to become actively involved in the defense of the constitution. For this reason, we have been guided by the idea of the legal order – ordo iuris.

Law is too complex a subject to be presented as a mere set of rules or invoking only the authority of natural law. Lawyer involvement in the law has to take into consideration the context created by extralegal regulatory systems, the practice of law  and, more broadly, the whole culture. This is why Ordo Iuris is the Institute for Legal Culture.

Taking into account the complexity of the legal system, we want Ordo Iuris to combine harmoniously different types of actions to promote order in social life and in legal transactions. This is why we combine academic and expert activity with participation in litigation as well as the education of young lawyers. We also believe that it is equally important to present society with genuine and credible information about changes occurring in the contemporary legal culture. Although this requires the use of different communication channels, we always strive for superior quality in all of our endeavors and are convinced that our efforts are worthwhile.

 

Ordo Iuris team

 
Attorney Jerzy Kwaśniewski

Attorney Jerzy Kwaśniewski

President of the Board

Tymoteusz Zych Ph.D.

Tymoteusz Zych Ph.D.

Vice-president of the Board

Karina Walinowicz

Karina Walinowicz

Director of the Center of Religious Freedom

Karolina Pawłowska

Karolina Pawłowska

Director of the Center of the International Law

Magdalena Olek

Magdalena Olek

Deputy Director of the Center of the International Law

Attorney Bartosz Lewandowski Ph.D.

Attorney Bartosz Lewandowski Ph.D.

Director of the Litigation Center

Filip Furman

Filip Furman

Director of the Bioethics Center

Marcin Olszówka Ph.D.

Marcin Olszówka Ph.D.

Director of the Center for the Legislative Studies

Attorney Rafał Dorosiński

Attorney Rafał Dorosiński

Director of the Legal Analysis Center

Monika Leszczyńska

Monika Leszczyńska

Membership Director

Agnieszka Gniado

Agnieszka Gniado

Coordinator of the Administration Team

Michał Bruszewski

Michał Bruszewski

Coordinator of the Communication Team

Anna Jackowska

Anna Jackowska

Analyst in the Center of the International Law

Attorney Maciej Kryczka

Attorney Maciej Kryczka

Lawyer in the Litigation Center

Attorney Filip Wołoszczak

Attorney Filip Wołoszczak

Lawyer in the Litigation Center

Attorney Trainee Anna Przestrzelska

Attorney Trainee Anna Przestrzelska

Lawyer in the Litigation Center

Attorney Trainee Magdalena Majkowska

Attorney Trainee Magdalena Majkowska

Lawyer in the Litigation Center

Małgorzata Wadoń

Małgorzata Wadoń

Lawyer in the Litigation Center

Witold Łukasik

Witold Łukasik

Assistant in the Litigation Center

Anna Kubacka

Anna Kubacka

Analyst in the Center for the Legislative Studies

Attorney Tomasz Chudzinski

Attorney Tomasz Chudzinski

Analyst in the Center for the Legislative Studies

Łukasz Bernaciński

Łukasz Bernaciński

Analyst in the Center for the Legislative Studies

Nikodem Bernaciak

Nikodem Bernaciak

Analyst in the Legal Analysis Center

Marta Kowalczyk

Marta Kowalczyk

Analyst in the Legal Analysis Center

Gabriela Szewczuk

Gabriela Szewczuk

Assistant in the Legal Analysis Center

Dominik Jabs

Dominik Jabs

Guardian of the Circle of Friends

Błażej Zych

Błażej Zych

Graphic designer - member of the Administration Team

Michał Olenowicz

Michał Olenowicz

Senior Administrative Specialist

Damian Tarnacki

Damian Tarnacki

Senior Logistics and Administration Specialist

Patrycja Redosz

Patrycja Redosz

Specialist for HR and accounting

Aneta Białecka

Aneta Białecka

Administrative Specialist

Filip Bator

Filip Bator

Specialist for PR issues

Kacper Makowiecki

Kacper Makowiecki

Specialist for PR issues

 

Ordo Iuris co-workers

 
Krzysztof Koźmiński Ph.D.

Krzysztof Koźmiński Ph.D. Hab.

 

Prof. Alina Midro

Prof. Alina Midro

 

Prof. Andrzej Kochański

Prof. Andrzej Kochański

 

Andrzej Lewandowicz Ph.D.

Andrzej Lewandowicz Ph.D. Hab.

 

Prof. Piotr Rieske

Prof. Piotr Rieske

 

Krzysztof Motyka Ph.D.

Krzysztof Motyka Ph.D.

 

Tadeusz Pietrucha Ph.D.

Prof. Tadeusz Pietrucha 

 

Zdzisława Kobylińska Ph.D.

Zdzisława Kobylińska Ph.D.

 

Ewa Dmoch Gajzlerska Ph.D.

Ewa Dmoch Gajzlerska Ph.D.

 

Jennifer Castañeda Ph.D.

Jennifer Castañeda Ph.D.

 

Prof. Bogdan Chazan

Prof. Bogdan Chazan

 

Krzysztof Wąsowski Ph.D.

Krzysztof Wąsowski Ph.D.

 

Jakob Cornides Ph.D.

Jakob Cornides Ph.D.

 

Błażej Kmieciak Ph.D.

Błażej Kmieciak Ph.D. Hab.

 

Attorney Piotr Sobański Ph.D.

Attorney Piotr Sobański Ph.D.

 

Olaf Szczypiński

Olaf Szczypiński