MVV219K Polish Asylum System from Comparative Perspective

Faculty of Law
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Dr Barbara Kowalczyk (lecturer), doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D. (deputy)
doc. JUDr. Ing. Michal Radvan, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Mgr. Věra Redrupová, B.A.
Supplier department: Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MVV219K/01: Mon 24. 4. 15:05–16:35 025, 16:40–18:10 025, Tue 25. 4. 15:05–16:35 025, 16:40–18:10 025, Thu 27. 4. 16:40–18:10 025
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 27/30, only registered: 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of this course is to present the fundamentals of Polish asylum policy and law, included respond to refugee crisis in Europe. National provisions are presented and analyzed in the European asylum frameworks. The course will focus on the three aspects of the asylum system: institutional provisions (national bodies, the EU-wide administrative cooperation, the EU agencies), substantive norms (forms of protection, rights connected with a status) and procedural norms (single asylum procedure, judicial review, relocation and resettlement). The knowledge of the essence of Polish asylum system allows for a comparative analysis of the similarities and differences between Czech and Polish systems in the wider context of the Europeanization of law.
  • 1. Introduction to Polish asylum law – sources, critical notions, concepts and principles.
  • 2. Role of European (direct) and national (indirect) asylum administration and administrative cooperation in this field.
  • 3. Forms of international protection according to the EU law and the content of protection. Non-harmonized forms of protection.
  • 4. Types of asylum procedures. Administrative remedies and judicial review.
  • 5. Challenges for the Common European Asylum System and impact of proposed reform on national asylum systems.
  • See Teacher's information for full details.
Teaching methods
Lectures, ppt presentations, participatory working methods
Assessment methods
Active participation in discussion, preparation a comparative questionnaire
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only v češtině)
The course is taught only once.
Teacher's information
Barbara Kowalczyk is an assistant professor at the University of Wrocław, Section of Comparative Public Administration. She obtained master’s degree and doctoral degree in administrative law in Poland. She is doing researches on asylum law and European administrative law. She is the author of the monograph Polski system azylowy (Polish asylum system,2014), co-author of the book Prawo administracyjne Unii Europejskiej (Administrative law of the EU, 2016), co-editor of the book Kodeks postepowania administracji Unii Europejskiej (Code of administrative proceedings of the EU administration, forthcoming 2017). She teaches subjects (in Polish as well as in English) as Comparative Law, European Administrative Law, Migration Law and Policy, International Humanitarian Law, Refugee and Minorities Law.

Recommended literature:

AIDA Asylum Information Database, Country Report: Poland, November 2015,

Other sources such communications of the Commission, reports etc. are also available on-line; in rare instances, hard copies of articles of interest will be supplied to the students during the course.

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