Attorney Dr. Bartosz Lewandowski, CI professor
Attorney at Law, Doctor of Legal Sciences. Graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw in 2012. Between 2013-2014, he served his general apprenticeship at the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, during which he practiced in public prosecution offices and common courts in Warsaw, gaining expertise in the specifics of work in law enforcement and justice agencies. Between 2014-2016 he served his legal training at the District Bar Association in Warsaw, and in 2017 he passed the bar exam (Bar Association of Warsaw). He holds a PhD in law and graduated from full-time doctoral studies at the Institute for the Study of State and Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, where he conducted research and teaching activities in the field of sociology of law, political-legal doctrines, and legal theory. Author of publications on substantive and procedural criminal law, history of law, and theory
and philosophy of law, published in prestigious national publications including “Państwo i Prawo” (“State and Law”) and “Przegląd Sejmowy” (“Parliamentary Review”) and international scientific periodicals. He is the author of the monograph, “Sąd Konstytucyjny Czechosłowacji w latach 1920-1939” (“The Constitutional Court of Czechoslovakia in 1920-1939”) (Warsaw 2020, Constitutional Court Publishing House). In his scientific work, he also focuses on the legal aspects of the position of expert witnesses in litigation, which is reflected in the book published under his editorship “Pozycja i rola biegłego w polskim systemie prawnym” (“Position and role of an expert witness in the Polish legal system”) (Warsaw 2016).
Attorney Jerzy Kwaśniewski
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
CEO and co-founder of the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, Chairman of the Foundation Council. Attorney and managing partner of Parchimowicz & Kwaśniewski Law Firm (founded 2008). Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, scholarship holder at the University of Copenhagen, completed courses organized by the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, Catholic University of Leuven. He has many years of experience in civil and criminal proceedings in the field of protection of civil rights and freedoms, family rights and children’s rights. In his legal practice, he advises national and international associations, foundations, cooperatives, and membership organizations. Until 2017, he was president of the Polish Wine Council. He represents citizens and civil society organizations in many precedent-setting cases before national and international courts and tribunals, and participates in consultations at the invitation of international bodies such as the Venice Commission and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. Jerzy Kwasniewski was appointed to the advisory boards of four ministers of justice. He has been a member and secretary of the government’s Monitoring Team for the Prevention of Family Violence for the third and fourth terms since 2017. In March 2019, he was appointed by the Polish Bishops’ Conference to the Council of the Bona Fama Foundation. Member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (since 2017), the International Bar Association (including the Litigation Commission, Arbitration Commission, War Crimes Commission) and the IBA Human Rights Institute. Regularly cited as one of the most influential Polish lawyers. Ranked by Politico as one of the “28 most powerful people in Europe in 2021”.
Dr Filip Ludwin
Vice-rector for education, Dean of the Faculty of Law
Ph.D. in Law, university lecturer, author of scientific publications, editor-in-chief of a scientific journal Kultura Prawna [Legal Culture], director of the publishing department at the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, expert and analyst at the Confederation of Non-Governmental Initiatives of the Republic of Poland and at the Hipolit Cegielski Center for Legal, Economic and Social Analyses. His scientific and professional interests mainly concern history of political and legal thought, theory of political systems, civil society, constitutional law, agricultural law, philosophy,v and logic. In his doctoral dissertation he dealt with the influence of natural sciences, especially evolutionary biology, on contemporary political philosophy and philosophy of law. In his research work he also dealt with the principle of separation of powers, the issue of sovereignty of the people, the ideological foundations of European integration, the thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Hans Kelsen and Antoni Peretiatkowicz.
Dr Bawer Aondo-Akaa
Plenipotentiary for equal treatment and non-discrimination
Doctor of humanities in the field of theology. In 2015, he defended his doctoral dissertation entitled “Naturalna i nadprzyrodzona misja osób niepełnosprawnych w społeczeństwie i w Kościele” (“The natural and supernatural mission of persons with disabilities in society and in the Church”) at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow.
Ambassador of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities since 2016.
Member of the organizing committee of the National March for Life and the program board of the Christian Social Congress.
Academic and social interests focused on Catholic Social Teaching, especially the topic of everyone’s right to life.
Plenipotentiary for programs and science
Philosopher and publicist, university lecturer. From 1995 to 2007, he was a research fellow and lecturer at the Catholic University of America, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Metaphysics and Anthropology. He is the founder and long-time director of the Institute of National Education. Arkadiusz Robaczewski is a founding member of the Polish Society of Thomas Aquinas and author of educational programs in ethics and philosophical anthropology as well as numerous articles, encyclopedic entries (including the Universal Encyclopedia of Philosophy) in the fields of ethics, pedagogy, philosophy of culture, and others. He is the creator of a series of scientific and popular science conferences, including, among others, “The continuous novelty of Christian culture” and a series of national conferences for teachers. Author of two popular science books on arethology and philosophy of culture.