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Dr Agata Fijalkowski

Dr Agata Fijalkowski

Senior Lecturer

LA1 4YN


Tel: +44 1524 594240

Affiliations

Law School
Centre for Crime, Law and Justice
Human Rights Forum
CILHR Centre for International Law and Human Rights

My main research interest is in transitional criminal justice. Ihave written extensively aboutthe maladministration of justicein communist Europe.Themain monographs areTransitional Criminal Justice in Post-Dictatorial and Post-Conflict Societies(Intersentia 2015, see the review in Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network) and From Old Times to New Europe (Ashgate 2010). As Neil MacCormick Visiting Fellow at Edinburgh Law School, I advancedmy researchin this area.

I now have twoprojects comprising my research portfolio. The first isvisual law, where I consider how we experience and perceive law and justice through a visual lens. I am working on a monograph that explores this premise when looking at photographs of trials from the period 1944-1957 in Albania, Germany and Poland.I have curated an exhibition on the Albanian writer/political dissident Musine Kokalari at the National Science and Media Museum and produced a short, 'arty' film to accompany it, entitled An Unsung Hero: Musine Kokalari (2017). I am also working on a draft play script 'The Red Guillotine' about the East German judge Hilde Benjamin.

The lesser-knownPolish judges who were instrumental in ensuring that war crimes trials were held in Poland is the focus of the second project, and for whicha Socio-Legal Studies Association Grant Scheme Award funded archival work in Poland.

I am a member of the AHRC-funded network Culture and Its Uses as Testimony. I am an external member of Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective (MELA): http://melaproject.org/externalpartners.

PhD Supervision Interests

I am interested in research proposals from students writing dissertations or theses under the following headings: post-dictatorial / post-conflict (criminal) justice; totalitarian / communist crimes; terrorism; death penalty; freedom of expression.

Current Teaching

Civil Liberties and Human Rights (Michaelmas Term)

International Criminal Law (Michaelmas Term)

The Forgotten Trials of the Holocaust (Lent Term)

International Terrorism and the Law (Lent Term)

Profile

My main research interest is in transitional criminal justice. Ihave written extensively aboutthe maladministration of justicein communist Europe.Themain monographs areTransitional Criminal Justice in Post-Dictatorial and Post-Conflict Societies(Intersentia 2015, see the review in Historical Dialogues, Justice and Memory Network) and From Old Times to New Europe (Ashgate 2010). As Neil MacCormick Visiting Fellow at Edinburgh Law School, I advancedmy researchin this area.

I now have twoprojects comprising my research portfolio. The first isvisual law, where I consider how we experience and perceive law and justice through a visual lens. I am working on a monograph that explores this premise when looking at photographs of trials from the period 1944-1957 in Albania, Germany and Poland.I have curated an exhibition on the Albanian writer/political dissident Musine Kokalari at the National Science and Media Museum and produced a short, 'arty' film to accompany it, entitled An Unsung Hero: Musine Kokalari (2017). I am also working on a draft play script 'The Red Guillotine' about the East German judge Hilde Benjamin.

The lesser-knownPolish judges who were instrumental in ensuring that war crimes trials were held in Poland is the focus of the second project, and for whicha Socio-Legal Studies Association Grant Scheme Award funded archival work in Poland.

I am a member of the AHRC-funded network Culture and Its Uses as Testimony. I am an external member of Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective (MELA): http://melaproject.org/externalpartners.

Selected Publications

No publications found

2018

Historical politics and court redress in the Baltic States

Fijalkowski, A. A. 02/2018 Transitional Justice and the Former Soviet Union: Reviewing the Past, Looking toward the Future. Horne, C. & Stan, L. (eds.). New York: Cambridge University Press, p. 216-240 25 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2017

An Unsung Hero: Musine Kokalari (1917-1983)

Fijalkowski, A. A. 18/07/2017

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Retrospective justice and legal culture: Romania in comparative perspective

Fijalkowski, A. A. & Grosescu, R. 1/02/2017 Justice, memory and redress in Romania: new insights. Stan, L. & Turcescu, L. (eds.). Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Legal decisions, affective justice, and 'moving on'?

Fijalkowski, A. A. & Larsen, S. V. 2017 In: Oñati Socio-Legal Series. 7, 2, p. 337-364 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2016

Amnesty

Fijalkowski, A. A. 23/11/2016 An Introduction to Transitional Justice. Simi?, O. (ed.). Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Truth and reconciliation commissions

Fijalkowski, A. A. 23/11/2016 An Introduction to Transitional Justice. Simi?, O. (ed.). London: Routledge

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2015

Musine Kokalari and the power of images: law, aesthetics and memory regimes in the Albanian experience

Fijalkowski, A. 09/2015 In: International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. 28, 3, p. 577-602 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Retrospective justice: post-communist Germany and Poland in comparative perspective

Fijalkowski, A. 01/2015 Transitional criminal justice in post-dictatorial and post-conflict societies. Fijalkowski, A. & Grosescu, R. (eds.). 1st ed. Intersentia, p. 21-45 25 p. (Series on Transitional Justice; vol. 18)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Transitional criminal justice: the Polish way

Fijalkowski, A. 01/2015 Transitional criminal justice in post-dictatorial and post-conflict societies. Fijalkowski, A. & Grosescu, R. (eds.). 1st ed. Intersentia, p. 101-122 22 p. (Series on Transitional Justice; vol. 18)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Transitional criminal justice in post-dictatorial and post-conflict societies

Fijalkowski, A. (ed.) & Grosescu, R. (ed.) 01/2015 1st ed. Intersentia. 290 p. (Series on Transitional Justice; vol. 18)

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2014

The judge's identity

Fijalkowski, A. 12/2014 Historical memory versus communist identity: shaping of identity and personality during communist rule: history in the service of totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe. Tallinn: University of Tartu Press, p. 147-163 17 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The criminalisation of symbols of the past: expression, law and memory

Fijalkowski, A. 5/09/2014 In: International Journal of Law in Context. 10, 3, p. 295-314 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Politics, law and justice in people's Poland: the Fieldorf file

Fijalkowski, A. 2014 In: Slavic Review. 73, 1, p. 85-107 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Retroactive laws and notions of retrospective justice: key aspects of the German and Polish experiences

Fijalkowski, A. 31/03/2013 In: Frontiers of Legal Research. 1, 1, p. 1-24 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Memories that shape the judicial identity

Fijalkowski, A. 12/2012 In: Dignitas-Slovene Journal of Human Rights. 2012, 55-56, p. 125-151 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2011

European policy on the death penalty.

Fijalkowski, A. 03/2011 Is the Death Penalty Dying? European and American Perspectives. Sarat, A. & Martschukat, J. (eds.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 268-291 24 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2010

From old times to new Europe: the Polish struggle for democracy and constitutionalism.

Fijalkowski, A. 2010 Aldershot: Ashgate. 234 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2008

Book review of David Bonner, Executive Measures, Terrorism and National Security: Have the Rules of the Game Changes? (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2007).

Fijalkowski, A. 09/2008 In: Defense and Security Analysis. 24, p. 335-337 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

Book review of D. Dyzenhaus, The Constitution of Law: Legality in a Time of Emergency. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Fijalkowski, A. 12/2007 In: International Journal of Law in Context. 3, 4, p. 389-395 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The Paradoxical Nature of Crime Control in Post-Communist Europe.

Fijalkowski, A. 2007 In: European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. 15, 2, p. 155-172 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Capital Punishment in Poland.

Fijalkowski, A. 31/07/2005 The Cultural Lives of Capital Punishment: Comparative Perspectives. Sarat, A. & Boulanger, C. (eds.). Stanford, California, USA: Stanford University Press, p. 147-168 22 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2002

Book review of Maria Los and Andrzej Zybertowicz, Privatizing the Police-State: The Case of Poland (Macmillan, 2000).

Fijalkowski, A. 05/2002 In: Netherlands International Law Review. 49, 1, p. 143-148 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Der Abschaffung der Todesstrafe in Mittel - und Ost-europa (The abolition of the death penalty in Central and Eastern Europe).

Fijalkowski, A. 2002 Zur Aktualitat der Todesstrafe: Interdisziplinare und Globale Perspektiven. Boulanger, C., Hanfling, P. & Hayes, V. (eds.). Berlin: Berlin Verlag Arno Spitz, p. 331-356 26 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Maria Los and Andrzej Zybertowicz, privatising the police-state: the case of Poland.

Fijalkowski, A. 2002 In: Netherlands International Law Review. 49, 1, p. 143-148 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Money Laundering and Drugs.

Fijalkowski, A. 2002 Handbook on European Enlargement. Ott, A. & Inglis, K. (eds.). The Hague: Kluwer Law International, p. 813-844 32 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2001

Abolition of the Death Penalty in Central and Eastern Europe.

Fijalkowski, A. 2001 In: Tilburg Foreign Law Review. 9, 1, p. 62-83 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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