Born in Warsaw, raised in Łódź and living in Upper Silesia, Magdalena Kolczyńska is a graduate of the College of Inter-Area Individual Studies from the University of Warsaw with a BA in the humanities and social sciences. In addition, she holds two MAs in law and philosophical ethics and is a PhD. candidate in law at the University of Lodz. Magdalena is involved in the activity of the Association for Persons with Disabilities (SPES) and she worked with the leading Polish legal firm on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Poland. In her academic work, she is focused on the problems of human rights, nationalism, citizenship and the law of foreign aid. In addition, she investigates the question of what is beyond justice, exploring the legal realms of forgiveness and reconciliation. Next fall, Magdalena is starting her LLM studies on the international law of human rights in Lund, Sweden.
Updated May 2020