Articles by Kaja Kaźmierska

June 16, 2023

Poland's new anti-Constitutional law targets the opposition ahead of forthcoming elections

Kaja Kaźmierska
Kaja Kaźmierska analyses a new law passed recently in Poland which violates the Constitution multiple times on the pretext of investigating Russian influence over Polish politics. Opposition parties have dubbed this law the 'Lex Tusk', arguing that its purpose is predominantly to prevent a Tusk victory in the forthcoming elections
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Kaja Kaźmierska
PhD Candidate and Research Fellow, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Kaja works on the research project Judicial Autonomy under Authoritarian Attack.

Her PhD thesis looks at The Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights, analysing threats to the independence of these courts and tools they have at their disposal to combat them.

She is also an associated researcher at DynamInt, the graduate college at the law department of Humboldt University.

Before joining HU, Kaja worked for over four years as a legal analyst in the area of EU law in a consulting company, Spark Legal Network, in London.

She also underwent internships in the European Commission, the Council of Europe and various Polish embassies.

Kaja studied English, German and European law at King’s College London and Humboldt University.

She has a MA in EU International Relations from the College of Europe, Bruges.

She speaks Polish, English and German fluently and has an advanced knowledge of French and Italian.

Her research interests include the rule of law, independence of the judiciary, European courts (ECtHR and CJEU), the European Union, European integration, human rights law, the relationship between the EU and the Council of Europe, and women’s rights (in particular, abortion rights).

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