Prof. Monika Płatek
Lawyer, academic, and feminist

She holds a post-doctorate degree in law and is an Associate Professor at the University of Warsaw. Her research and socio-political activities focus on such areas as criminal law enforcement, human rights including women’s rights, penitentiary studies, criminology, victimology, penology, social psychology, gender studies, mediation, restorative justice, and the sociology of law. She is the founder (in 1994) and long-time president of the Polish Association for Legal Education. She also sat on the program board of the Panoptykon Foundation. Prof. Płatek was a representative of the Polish Ombudsman for victims’ rights (2002-2006), as well serving as a legal expert for parliamentary committees, the Open Society Institute and the Council of Europe.