Commissioner for Human Rights

Deputy Commissioners

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Zastępca Rzecznika Prawa Obywatelskich Stanisław Trociuk

Deputy Commissioner

Stanisław Trociuk - born on 3 December 1964. He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration, Warsaw University. He completed legal adviser's training.

He has been working in the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights since 1989. Between 1995 and 2001, he has the Director of the Team for Administration and Housing Law at the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights.

He was appointed for the position of Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights on 1 January 2002.

He is the author of a number of publications relating to administration and housing law, i.a. „Najem lokali mieszkalnych po nowelizacji" (Housing units rental law after the revision, 1998), „Własność lokali" (Real property ownership, 1998), „Prawo…

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Deputy Commissioner

Hanna Machińska, Ph. D., is a lawyer and social activist with significant professional experience and accomplishments in implementing European legal standards, including those regarding human rights protection and anti-discrimination law, into the Polish legislative system. She has always been involved in the fight against discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance.

She is the author of a number of publications on human rights protection, including: Axiology in the European Union in the light of the European Convention on Human Rights, Protection of fundamental rights in the European Union, The idea of Europe (ed.), Poland and the Council of Europe, and Disabled persons in the labour market.

In 1973, she graduated from the…

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Appointed as Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights on 1 April 2022

Valeri Vachev, lawyer, university lecturer, doctor of law, public service official.

Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw with excellent grades (Summa Cum Laude diploma). In 2019 was awarded the degree of Doctor of Laws, based on the dissertation entitled The statute of limitations to prosecute communist crimes as a tool of transformative justice. 

Assistant professor at the Department of Criminal Law of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw. Since 2020, Head of Studies at the Faculty. 

From 2015 to 2019 worked at the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, inter alia as head of the…