Scientific coordinator

Prof WilińskiProf. UAM dr hab. Paweł Wiliński – since October 2008, head of Chair of Criminal Proceedings.
Since September 2009, professor of law at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Member of the Codification Commission of Criminal Law. Senior Counsel and Vice-director of the Constitutional Complaint Department at the Constitutional Court of Poland. Member of Disciplinary Committee of the Council for Higher Education (2009-2012). From 2001 onwards Member of the Board of Polish Legal Clinics Foundation. Ad-hoc Judge  of the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France (2010-2012).

In 1994-1999, he studied Law at Adam Mickiewicz University. In 1996-1998, President of ELSA-Poznań, in 1999, President of ELSA Poland. In 2002 he obtained the degree of PhD, based on PhD thesis: “Anonymous witness in polish criminal procedure” (originally in Polish: “Świadek incognito w polskim procesie karnym”), prepared under the guidance of professor Tadeusz Nowak. This PhD thesis won first prize in “Państwo i Prawo” magazine competition for the best doctoral thesis in 2003. In February 2007 he received a postdoctoral degree based on: “Principles of the right to defense in polish criminal procedure” (originally in Polish: “Zasada prawa do obrony w polskim procesie karnym”). Since 2000 employed also in Constitutional Court, since 2007, as main jurisdiction expert. In 2003-2004, the representative of the Dean of the Faculty Promotion. The founder and first editor of faculty magazine “Paragraf”. Author and organizer of the annual scientific sessions of faculty: “Prawo wobec wyzwań współczesności”. Member of International Association of Penal Law AIDP, since 2007, Vice-President of the Polish section. Co-founder and tutor of students’ scientific society “Iure et facto”. President of Faculty Team for assessment of the quality of education (2009-2012). In 2007-2009, a visiting professor on Polish criminal procedure at European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany. Twice (in 2007 and 2012) he obtained Rector’s award for scientific achievements.

In 2007, he was a member of the Government Commission for the separation of the office of the Minister of Justice and Prosecutor General, Poland. Participant and coordinator of the research projects, working also in a European dimension such as being a member of international research groups (AGIS I and AGIS II projects); working in various types of teams – from research teams to non-governmental organizations, an expert of British Council in Manchester on the reform of the prosecution system in the Republic of Vietnam. Team member of Codification Commission and one of the authors of the draft amendment to the criminal procedure from 2012.

Author of over 100 scientific publications. The main directions of research interests include: guiding principles of the process, the constitutional guarantees of the criminal process, the right to defense, the evidence, excessive length of proceedings, law and international criminal proceedings, cooperation in criminal matters in the European Union.