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"The rule of law versus society and economy" Conference

Bronisław Geremek Fondation and University of Social Sciences and Humanities invites for a presentation of a report on the implications of the constitutional crisis in Poland and the accompanying conference on June 27, 2017.

SWPS University. Warsaw, 19/31 Chodakowska st.


Presented report will cover both the constitutional crisis and its impact on the sphere of the economy, with particular focus on foreign investment. The document will be presented by Mrs Cherie Blair, barrister, QC, Founder and President of Omnia Strategy, an expert on international public law, human rights, labor law, arbitration and mediation. Cherie Blair is also the head of the Women's Foundation, where she is involved in a number of support actions around the world, in particular supporting women's rights in developing countries. The conference will be attended by a group of prominent lawyers, journalists, entrepreneurs and social activists. International guests besides Omnia Strategy team will be Jan Trias representing the Barcelona Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA).



We kindly invite you to join us at: fundacja@geremek.pl

Simultaneous Polish-English translation



10:00 Registration

10:30 - 10:45 Opening

Michał Wawrykiewicz, representative of the Regional Bar Council in Warsaw

Jolanta Kurska, president of Bronisław Geremek Foundation


10:45 - 11:30 Cherie Blair QC, Sean Aughey. Presentation of the report "Constitutional crisis in Poland, implications for the legal order, democracy, civic rights and foreign investment"

11:30 - 12:00 Q&A session

12:00 - 12:20 Coffee break


12:20 - 14:00 Panel I: Independence of the judiciature and credibility of the legal system in Poland

Foreword: Bronislaw Sitek

Moderated by: Marek Ostrowski

Panel: Piotr Kardas, Marcin Matczak, Kamila Gasiuk-Pihovicz, Danuta Przywara, Jerzy Stępień

14:00 - 15:00 Lunch


15:00 - 16:45 Panel II: Climate and legal security for foreign investment in Poland

Moderated by: Marek Czyż

Panel: Justyna Grabkowska, Andrzej Kondratowicz, Tomasz Misiak, Małgorzata Starczewska-Krzysztoszek, Jani Trias.



The Polish Bar Council

Regional Bar Council in Warsaw

Polish Business Roundtable


Media patrons: Gazeta Wyborcza, Liberté!