Type: Public event

WCEE Lecture: Poland, The EU, and Illiberal Democracy


Krzysztof Śmiszek, Polish human rights lawyer, activist, and managing editor of the Anti-Discrimination Law Review

Date & time

Sep 11, 2018, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT


In 2015, Poland entered a new era. The right-wing and populist government decided to change the way Poland carries out its internal and external policies under the slogan “A Good Change” ("Dobra zmiana"). Since then, the Law and Justice government has worked diligently to dismantle the constitutional system, destroy the balance of powers, and undermine the justice system.

Krzysztof Śmiszek is a Polish human rights lawyer and activist. He received his Ph.D. in law from the University of Warsaw and is a lecturer at the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University in Poland. Dr. Śmiszek’s main areas of expertise are human rights of minorities and women, with a special focus on LGBTI rights. He is also interested in comparative international anti-discrimination legislation and institutional protection against discrimination. He is currently the managing editor of "The Anti-Discrimination Law Review."