POMP Seminar Series: Modern Anti-Discrimination Law and Policies in a Homogenous State-Possible or Exceptive? Polish Example

admin - 5th February 2015

The following seminar will be given from 5 pm on Monday the 16nd February in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford.

 POMP Seminar Series:

Monday 16th February Modern anti-discrimination laws and policies in a homogenous state – possible or exceptive? Polish example.

Speaker: Dr Adam Bodnar (Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights)

Discussant: Dr Barbara Havelkova (Lincoln College and Faculty of Law)

Dr Adam Bodnar is vice-president of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights in Poland. He received his PhD in law from the University of Warsaw in 2006. He is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. He was also a visiting professor in Central European University in Budapest. Adam Bodnar is the author of several scholarly publications and regularly contributes to the Polish and international press. He is mostly interested in protection of fundamental rights, jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and European Court of Justice, EU citizenship, and role of NGOs in pursuing public interest and freedom of speech.

Dr Barbara Havelkova is Shaw Foundation Fellow in Law in Lincoln College and Faculty of Law. Shecompleted her first degree in law at the Charles University in Prague and holds an LL.M. from Europa-Institut, Saarland University. She obtained a DPhil from Oxford for her research on “Gender in law under and after State Socialism: the example of the Czech Republic”. Barbara previously held posts at University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College) and Oxford (Balliol).


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