Department of International Public Law

Department of International Public Law

Research areas:

  • theoretical issues of public international law
  • sources of international law
  • unilateral acts of states
  • enforcement of decisions of international courts in a national legal order
  • international legal personality
  • international recognition
  • international responsibility of states
  • international criminal justice
  • self-determination and secession in international law
  • acquisition and loss of state territory
  • succession of states
  • international organizations
  • implicit powers of international organizations
  • international protection of human rights
  • regional human rights regimes, particularly the European Court of Human Rights
  • protection of cultural heritage in international law
  • law of armed conflicts and international humanitarian law
  • international commercial law and international investment arbitration
  • global governance
  • use of force in international law
  • status of armed non-state actors.

Research projects currently underway:

  • Legal status of unrecognised subjects in international law – funded by the National Science Centre, project leader: prof. Władysław Czapliński, participants: dr Agata Kleczkowska, prof. Przemysław Saganek, Szymon Zaręba (2015-2018)
  • Legal position of unrecognized subjects in contemporary international law – co-funded by the Polish Academy of Sciences and the National Chengchi University in Taipei, project leader: prof. Władysław Czapliński, participants: prof. Przemysław Saganek, dr Agata Kleczkowska, Szymon Zaręba (2017-2018)
  • Regulation of electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes): national and international legal challenges – funded by the National Science Centre, project leader: prof. Łukasz Gruszczyński (2017-2018)
  • Participation in global cultural heritage governance – within the International Law Association, project leader: dr Andrzej Jakubowski, as chair of the respective ILA Committee (2017-2022)
  • Cultural heritage and global change – funded by the ERA-NET Heritage Plus programme, project leader: dr Andrzej Jakubowski (2015-2018)
  • Liability for crimes committed by armed non-state actors – domestic and international perspective – funded by the National Science Centre, project leader: dr Agata Kleczkowska (2017-2019)
  • Customary international law on the use of force – funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, project leader: dr Agata Kleczkowska (2017-2018)
  • Implied recognition of a state by an international organisation – funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, project leader: Szymon Zaręba (2017-2018)