Eliza Rutynowska

Human rights attorney, member of the Warsaw Bar Association and PhD candidate at the Faculty of Criminal Law at Warsaw University. Graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Warsaw. Graduate (with merit) of the British Law Center Diploma in English and European Law at the Warsaw University in cooperation with University of Cambridge. Recipient of the Rising Stars – Lawyers of the Future Special Award 2021.

Member of the Western Europe Desk at the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), formerly a Rule of Law Protection Manager at International Rescue Committee Poland, lawyer at the Civil Development Forum Think Tank and lawyer at the Polish Society of Anti-Discrimination Law.

Alumni of the International Visitor’s Leadership Program of the U.S. Department of State. Senior fellow of the Humanity in Action Foundation – John Lewis Fellowship 2017 in Atlanta, focusing on the problem of restorative justice. Graduate of the OSCE LIVE Training on Preventing and countering violent extremism and radicalism, after which she created her own workshops focused on human rights education for minors placed in state-run institutions. Volunteer lecturer at “Constitutional Week”, a Zbigniew Hołda Society conducted project regarding legal education of high school students in terms of law and the Constitution.