Research financed from external funds

1. The British Constitutional Law and the Membership in the European Union

2018/29/N/HS5/00685, financed by the National Science Centre

 

 

Principal investigator: Natalie Fox

Supervisor: Professor Piotr Mikuli

 

 

2. Ombudsman-type Institutions in selected Anglo-Saxon Countries against a Comparative Background

2013/09/B/HS5/01185, financed by the National Science Centre

 

 

Principal investigator: Professor Piotr Mikuli

The aim of the project is to perform a comparative analysis of ombudsman-type institutions in the United Kingdom and selected countries belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations. These institutions will be the object of research in the context of their place in extrajudicial systems of protection of individuals' rights and freedoms. The task of the research team is to compare the institutions being researched with classic solutions adopted in Nordic countries and to try to determine whether any specific elements of mechanisms of human-rights protection by ombudsman-type institutions exist only in Anglo-Saxon countries and are not to be found in countries outside this cultural area. The authors also intend to consider whether Anglo-Saxon solutions are significantly different from solutions in other countries (mainly those in continental Europe) that have also adopted the institution of the ombudsman in their constitutional systems. The choice of the constitutional systems of the United Kingdom and former British dominions (Australia, Canada, New Zealand) as the object of research is justified by the strong similarities in the legal systems of these countries. British solutions have often served as a model for the countries selected for research or have affected, at least to some extent, the constitutional position and competences of particular state authorities.

The essence of the project is an analysis of the normative foundations of the institutions being studied, an analysis of views of the doctrine of constitutional law and an overview of constitutional practice. The project will, therefore, make use of formal and dogmatic methods, legal comparative methods, methods used in political science, methods of analysis of previous doctrinal views and, to some extent, historical and legal methods (with regard to the presentation of the origin of the institutions concerned). Another important research tool will be a standardised questionnaire containing research questions useful for exegesis of legal provisions, analysis of doctrinal views and collection of data regarding the practical functioning of ombudsman-type institutions.

English Summary of the final report is available here.

3. Instytucje ombudsmana w wybranych państwach anglosaskich na tle porównawczym

 financed by the National Science Centre 2013/09/B/HS5/01185

Principal investigator: Professor Piotr Mikuli

The aim of the project is to perform a comparative analysis of ombudsman-type institutions in the United Kingdom and selected countries belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations. These institutions will be the object of research in the context of their place in extrajudicial systems of protection of individuals’ rights and freedoms. The task of the research team is to compare the institutions being researched with classic solutions adopted in Nordic countries and to try to determine whether any specific elements of mechanisms of human-rights protection by ombudsman-type institutions exist only in Anglo-Saxon countries and are not to be found in countries outside this cultural area. The authors also intend to consider whether Anglo-Saxon solutions are significantly different from solutions in other countries (mainly those in continental Europe) that have also adopted the institution of the ombudsman in their constitutional systems. The choice of the constitutional systems of the United Kingdom and former British dominions (Australia, Canada, New Zealand) as the object of research is justified by the strong similarities in the legal systems of these countries. British solutions have often served as a model for the countries selected for research or have affected, at least to some extent, the constitutional position and competences of particular state authorities.