Doctor habilitated of juridical sciences, professor of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland; Head of the Department of Criminal Procedure at the Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin; since 2018 a judge of the Polish Supreme Court adjudicating in the Criminal Chamber.
A graduate of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (LL.M.); from 2004 to 2018 she was a member of the Supreme Court Research and Analyses Office; from 2009 to 2016 she was a member of the Criminal Law Codification Commission for two consecutive terms. During the 2014-2016 term, she was designated by Poland as an ad hoc judge of the European Court of Human Rights. From 1997 to 2004 she worked as a lawyer in the team of the Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the representation of the Republic of Poland before the European Court of Human Rights. Since 1996, she has been employed at the Catholic University of Lublin, first as an assistant lecturer, then as an assistant professor, and currently as a professor of the university.
Małgorzata Wąsek-Wiaderek has authored over 100 publications on criminal procedural law, protection of human rights in the criminal proceedings, and judicial cooperation in criminal matters in the European Union. She has implemented three national research projects funded by the former Scientific Research Committee and (currently) the National Science Centre of Poland; she has also participated in several international research projects.
List of selected recent publications:
M. Wąsek-Wiaderek, A New Model of Appeal Proceedings in Criminal Cases: Acceleration v. Fairness? A Few Remarks from the Perspective of the Standards of Protecting Human Rights, XXX(4) Studia Iuridica Lublinensia (2021).
M. Wąsek-Wiaderek, Admissibility of Statements Obtained as a Result of ‘Private Torture’ or ‘Private’ Inhuman Treatment as Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: Emergence of a New European Standard?, 7(1) Revista Brasileira de Direito Processual Penal, 343–374 (Jan./Apr. 2021), https://doi.org/10.22197/rbdpp.v7i1.477
M. Wąsek-Wiaderek, ‘Dual Legal Representation’ of a Requested Person in European Arrest Warrant Proceedings – Remarks from the Polish Perspective, 41(2) Review of European and Comparative Law, 35–54 (2020). https://doi.org/10.31743/recl.8673
M. Wąsek-Wiaderek, Advisory Opinions of the European Court of Human Rights: Do National Judges Really Need This New Forum of Dialogue? [in:] Judicial Power in Globalized World Liber Amicorum Vincent De Gaetano, Paulo Pinto de Albuquerque, Krzysztof Wojtyczek (eds.), 637–652 (Springer, 2019).