A lawyer and historian by training, Patryk is a Ph.D. Candidate in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. His doctoral research examines the impact of international criminal tribunals on domestic judicial reform in conflict-affected states. Patryk blogs frequently at EJIL:Talk!, Opinio Juris and Justice in Conflict.
Before returning to academia, Patryk worked in Africa for several years. As a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, he trained and advised government officials and lawmakers in Sudan and South Sudan. As a Justice Expert at the European Union's Police Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he worked on domestic judicial reform and security sector reform with the Congolese authorities. Before that, Patryk was a Legal Advisor to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe.
Patryk holds an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, a Certificate of Transnational Law from the University of Geneva, and degrees in law (Magister iuris) and history (Licencjat) from Adam Mickiewicz University.
Journal of International Criminal Justice
Rüdiger Wolfrum (ed) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press
The International Criminal Court in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Decade of Partnership and Antagonism
African Yearbook of International Law