The Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government invites you to a symposium on the Polish constitutional crisis, to be held in Oxford on 9 May 2017. The main purpose of the Symposium will be to reflect, from a theoretical perspective, on the controversial events around the Polish Constitutional Tribunal since mid-2015. The contributions to the Symposium will be published on the  Verfassungsblog.

PDF icon Download the full invitation to the Symposium (PDF file).

To attend, please register through Eventbrite. Spaces may be limited. Registration alone does not guarantee admission - we wil confirm the list of attendees later on. [Registration is not required for the members of the Oxford Law Faculty.]

Please note that we plan to publish online both the texts of the contributions and video-recordings of the event. The Symposium's YouTube video feed will be able here (link)


  • Adam Czarnota, Associate Professor, University of New South Wales Law
  • Tomasz Gizbert-Studnicki, Professor of Legal Theory, Jagiellonian University
  • Marcin Matczak, Associate Professor of Legal Philosophy, University of Warsaw
  • The Honorable Lech Morawski, Judge of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Republic of Poland


  • Nick Barber, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Oxford
  • Richard Ekins, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford
  • Aileen Kavanagh, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oxford
  • Alison Young, Professor of Public Law, University of Oxford

The Symposium is supported by the Programme for the Foundations of Law and Constitutional Government and by Wardyński & Partners law firm.

Wardyński & Partners