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Prof. Stanisław Pawlak

Prof. Stanisław Pawlak
Professor Ordinarius
Section of Law and International Institutions



A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw (1955). Ph.D. in Law (1967). D.Litt. in Political Science (1973). Professor Extraordinarius of Humanities (2002). Employed at the Institute of International Relations since 1975. Lawyer. Titular Ambassador. Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (since 1 October 2005). Adviser to the President of the Republic of Poland (2001-2005). Member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations (1987-1991). In the years 1955-2005, research worker at Warsaw University and employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, inter alia,long-time Director at theDepartment of Legal and Treaty Issues and the Department of International Organizations. Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations in New York. Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Canada, Syria and Jordan. Delegate of Poland to the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) at the Council of Europe.

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests

International relations, especially in the Far East; issues concerning international law, international organizations, disarmament, combating international terrorism and protection of national minorities in Europe.



International Promotion of Poland. Multilateral Diplomacy

Major Publications

  • Okinawa (Okinawa), wyd. MON, Warsaw 1972 (wyróżnienie PISM);
  • Polityka Stanów Zjednoczonych wobec Chin 1941-1955 (The United States Policy towards China 1941–1955), wyd. PWN, Warsaw 1973;
  • Polityka Stanów Zjednoczonych wobec Chin 1956-1978 (The United States Policy towards China 1956–1978), wyd. PWN, Warsaw 1982, (II nagroda PISM);
  • Polityczne i prawne aspekty międzynarodowego terroryzmu (Political and Legal Aspects of International Terrorism), Sprawy Międzynarodowe (International Affairs), September 1988;
  • The legal aspects of verification, in: The International Law of Arms Control and Disarmament, wyd. ONZ New York 1991;
  • Polityka traktatowa Polski w latach 1990-1993 (Poland’s Treaty Policy 1990–1993), in: Rocznik Polskiej Polityki Zagranicznej 1993-1994 (Yearbook of Polish Foreign Policy 1993-1994), Warsaw 1994;
  • Wzrost rangi mocarstwowej Japonii (The Rise of Japan’s Power Status), in: Nowe role wielkich mocarstw (New Roles of Great Powers), Warsaw 1996;
  • Ochrona mniejszości narodowych w Europie (Protection of national minorities in Europe), wyd. SCHOLAR, Warsaw 2001;
  • Międzynarodowa współpraca w walce z terroryzmem (International Cooperation in the Fight Against Terrorism), The Information Office of the Council of Europe in Warsaw (Bulletin No 1 / 2002);
  • Muslims in Europe: A Muslims Account, in: Europe and the Muslim World: The Role of Dialogue, wyd. Institute of Strategic Studies, Islamabad 2004;
  • Organizacja Narodów Zjednoczonych wobec międzynarodowego terroryzmu (The United Nations Towards International Terrorism), in: Organizacja Narodów Zjednoczonych. Bilans i Perspektywy (The United Nations Organization. Balance and Perspectives), Warsaw 2006
  • Dyplomacja wielostronna – rola i znaczenie (Multilateral Diplomacy – Role and Significance), in: Stosunki międzynarodowe w XXI wieku (International Relations in the 21st Century) [Collective work], wyd. SCHOLAR, Warsaw 2006;
  • Protection of National Minorities in Eastern Europe, in: OSCE and Minorities. Assessment and Prospects, wyd. SCHOLAR, Warsaw 2007.
  • The Jurisdiction of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (in Polish, with English summary), Yearbook Prawo Morskie, vol. XXV, Gdansk, 2009.
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