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 with the aim of promoting a legal culture based on 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. Ordo Iuris has intervened as a third party in Polish and international court and administrative proceedings, including before the Polish Supreme Court, the European Committee of Social Rights and the European Court of Human Rights. Ordo Iuris has had the honour of being permitted by the presidents of the European Court 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), and Cupiał v. Poland (n° 67414/11). 

The Ordo Iuris Institute has submitted its opinions upon the request of the Venice Commission, the Monitoring Committee of the PACE and the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament. It has also formally provided opinions to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the Commissioner for Human Rights, the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the PACE, the UN Human Rights Council, as well as supreme courts and constitutional tribunals of numerous countries such as Brazil, Chile and Croatia. The foundation is accredited by the European Parliament (registered under n° 206499215012-94) and participates 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

 
Att. Jerzy Kwaśniewski

Att. Jerzy Kwaśniewski

President of the Board

Att. Tymoteusz Zych Ph.D.

Att. Tymoteusz Zych Ph.D.

Vice-president of the Board

Karolina Pawłowska

Karolina Pawłowska

Director of the Center of the International Law

Att. Katarzyna Gęsiak

Att. Katarzyna Gęsiak

Deputy Director of the Center of the International Law

Magdalena Olek

Magdalena Olek

Deputy Director of the Center of the International Law

Att. Bartosz Lewandowski Ph.D.

Att. Bartosz Lewandowski Ph.D.

Director of the Litigation Center

Filip Furman Ph.D.

Filip Furman Ph.D.

Director of the Social Sciences and Bioethics Center

Łukasz Bernaciński

Łukasz Bernaciński

Director of the Center for the Legislative Studies

Att. Rafał Dorosiński

Att. Rafał Dorosiński

Director of the Legal Analysis Center

Karina Bosak

Karina Bosak

Director of the Center of the Religious Freedom

Monika Leszczyńska

Monika Leszczyńska

Membership Director

Alicja Zdrojewska-Baran

Alicja Zdrojewska-Baran

Administration Director

Anna Szala

Anna Szala

Director of the PR Department

Anna Kubacka

Anna Kubacka

Analyst in the Center of the International Law

Karolina Wiśniewska

Karolina Wiśniewska

Analyst in the Center of the International Law

Att. Maciej Kryczka

Att. Maciej Kryczka

Lawyer in the Litigation Center

Att. Filip Wołoszczak

Att. Filip Wołoszczak

Lawyer in the Litigation Center

Anna Przestrzelska

Anna Przestrzelska

Lawyer in the Litigation Center

Att. Magdalena Majkowska

Att. Magdalena Majkowska

Lawyer in the Litigation Center

Att. Paweł Szafraniec

Att. Paweł Szafraniec

Lawyer in the Litigation Center

Att. Jakub Słoniowski

Att. Jakub Słoniowski

Lawyer in the Litigation Center

Beata Trochanowska

Beata Trochanowska

Coordinator of assistants in the Litigation Center

Grzegorz Górka

Grzegorz Górka

Assistant in the Litigation Center

Kamil Smulski

Kamil Smulski

Assistant in the Litigation Center

Att. Tomasz Chudzinski

Att. Tomasz Chudzinski

Analyst in the Center for the Legislative Studies

Weonika Przebierała

Weonika Przebierała

Analyst in the Center for the Legislative Studies

Maria Podlodowska

Maria Podlodowska

Analyst in the Center for the Legislative Studies

Nikodem Bernaciak

Nikodem Bernaciak

Analyst in the Center for the Legislative Studies

Marta Kowalczyk

Marta Kowalczyk

Analyst in the Center for the Legislative Studies

Gabriela Szewczuk

Gabriela Szewczuk

Analyst in the Social Sciences and Bioethics Center

Dagmara Jaklewicz

Dagmara Jaklewicz

Specialist for communication issues

Dominik Jabs

Dominik Jabs

Guardian of the Circle of Friends

Wojciech Kościak

Wojciech Kościak

Coordinator of copywriters' team

Błażej Zych

Błażej Zych

Administrative Specialist

Aneta Białecka

Aneta Białecka

Administrative Specialist

Ewa Rowińska

Ewa Rowińska

Coordinator of Administrative and Publishing Projects

Piotr Kasperkiewicz

Piotr Kasperkiewicz

Main accountant

Katarzyna Porczyk

Katarzyna Porczyk

Coordinator for social campaings

Filip Bator

Filip Bator

Coordinator for media issues

 

Ordo Iuris board of experts

 
 Krzysztof Koźmiński Ph.D. hab.

Krzysztof Koźmiński Ph.D. hab.

 

Prof. Alina Midro

Prof. Alina Midro

 

Prof. Andrzej Kochański

Prof. Andrzej Kochański

 

Andrzej Lewandowicz Ph.D. hab.

Andrzej Lewandowicz Ph.D. hab.

 

Prof. Piotr Rieske

Prof. Piotr Rieske

 

Krzysztof Motyka Ph.D. hab.

Krzysztof Motyka Ph.D. hab.

 

Prof. Tadeusz Pietrucha

Prof. Tadeusz Pietrucha

 

Zdzisława Kobylińska Ph.D.  hab.

Zdzisława Kobylińska Ph.D. hab.

 

Ewa Dmoch Gajzlerska Ph.D.  hab.

Ewa Dmoch Gajzlerska Ph.D. hab.

 

Prof. Bogdan Chazan

Prof. Bogdan Chazan

 

Krzysztof Wąsowski Ph.D.

Krzysztof Wąsowski Ph.D.

 

Jakob Cornides Ph.D.

Jakob Cornides Ph.D.

 

Att. Piotr Sobański Ph.D.

Att. Piotr Sobański Ph.D.

 

Olaf Szczypiński

Olaf Szczypiński

 

Att. Michał Skwarzyński Ph.D.

Att. Michał Skwarzyński Ph.D.

 

Jan Napoleon Saykiewicz Ph.D.

Jan Napoleon Saykiewicz Ph.D.

 

Fr. Jarosław Krzewicki Ph.D.

Fr. Jarosław Krzewicki Ph.D.

 

Filip Ludwin Ph.D.

Filip Ludwin Ph.D.

 

Marcin Olszówka Ph.D.

Marcin Olszówka Ph.D.

 

Jan Olszewski Ph.D. hab.

Jan Olszewski Ph.D. hab.

 

 

Partner organizations

 
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR LAW AND JUSTICE

EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR LAW AND JUSTICE

 

CATHOLIC FAMILY & HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE

CATHOLIC FAMILY & HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTE

 

CENTER FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

CENTER FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

 

NADÁCIA SLOVAKIA CHRISTIANA

NADÁCIA SLOVAKIA CHRISTIANA

 

U IME OBITELJI

U IME OBITELJI

 

HFI

HFI

 

FREEDOM FOR ALL

FREEDOM FOR ALL

 

ORDO IURIS CROATIA

ORDO IURIS CROATIA

 

PARENTS UNITED FOR CHILDREN - РОД

PARENTS UNITED FOR CHILDREN - РОД

 

ASSOCIATION SOCIETY AND VALUES

ASSOCIATION SOCIETY AND VALUES