Maciej Taborowski, Ph.D., was born on 16 December 1978 in Łódź. He is fluent in English, German and Dutch. On 6 May 2019 he took up the position of Deputy Commissioner for Human Rights.
He holds a PhD in Law and is an Assistant Professor at the European Law Department of the Faculty of Law and Administration, the University of Warsaw, and the Department of European Law of the Institute of Law Studies, the Polish Academy of Sciences (currently on unpaid leave). He also cooperates with the European Centre of the University of Warsaw.
Maciej Taborowski took part in traineeships and scholarships e.g. at the University of Regensburg, the University of Leuven, the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law) in Heidelberg and the Max Planck Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht (Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law) in Hamburg. He was also a beneficiary of the Batory Foundation scholarship in Oxford.
Maciej Taborowski is the author of over 100 publications on the European law, including in renowned Polish magazines (such as Europejski Przegląd Sądowy or Państwo i Prawo) and in international ones (e.g. Common Market Law Review, Columbia Journal of European Law, or Praxis des Internationalen Privat- Und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)). He is also the author of: the monograph Konsekwencje naruszenia prawa Unii Europejskiej przez sądy krajowe [Consequences of European law violations by national courts] (Warszawa, 2012) that won the second place in the XLVII Polish national competition for the best doctoral and post-doctoral dissertation, organized by the Państwo i Prawo magazine; the monograph Mechanizmy ochrony praworządności państw członkowskich w prawie Unii Europejskiej. Studium przebudzenia systemu ponadnarodowego [the European Union law’s mechanisms for protecting the rule of law in the Member States: a study on the awakening of the supranational system] (Warszawa, 2019), and the co-author (jointly with W. Sadowski) of the book Współpraca sądowa w sprawach cywilnych [Cooperation between courts in civil cases] (Warszawa, 2011). Maciej Taborowski is a lecturer in the field of the European Union’s institutional and economic law at law courses, postgraduate courses (the University of Warsaw, the Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences) and professional training courses for judges, prosecutors, lawyers, legal advisors, legal profession trainees and public officials. He delivered lectures, trainings and seminars e.g. for the Office of the Committee for European Integration, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National School of Public Administration, the Ministry of Justice, as well as for Bulgarian judges (under the auspices of the Academy of European Law (ERA) in Trier. As an advisor in the field of European law, he cooperated with national and international business entities and law firms.
Maciej Taborowski was engaged in cooperation with non-governmental organizations e.g. Fundacja Okularnicy im. Agnieszki Osieckiej (maintaining the legacy of late Agnieszka Osiecka), Fundacja Arte Duct (supporting the dissemination of knowledge about Poland’s and other countries’ culture, art, music, and artists), Rotaract (that supports children who live in children’s homes), and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung from Berlin (as member of the European working group headed by Peter Balazs and tasked with developing the European Union strategy in view of the rule-of-law’s crisis in the EU). Maciej Taborowski is also a member of the Council of the Wiktor Osiatyński Archive (a civil society centre for analysing and monitoring the observance of the rule of law, civil rights and freedoms in Poland, as well as instances of abuse of powers by public authorities).