Maciej Taborowski is Associate Professor at the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (INP PAN) and the Law and Administration Faculty of Warsaw University. He researches protection of the rule of law in European Union law and issues dealing with judicial protection in EU law.
In recent years the preliminary references to the CJEU of Polish courts have contributed a lot to the development of standards of national judicial independence against the background of the principle of effective judicial protection (Art. 19 TEU/Art. 47 CHFR). It became clear that national judges see in EU law an opportunity to protect themselves from attacks on their independence by the executive and legislative branches. They thus see EU law as a shield that can protect national courts, the Polish legal system, and Polish citizens against violations of judicial independence and the value of the rule of law (Art. 2 TEU).
Maciej Taborowski, Associate Professor at the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (INP PAN) and the Law and Administration Faculty of Warsaw University (WPiA UW), former Deputy Ombudsman of the Republic of Poland (2019-2022) i.a. representing the Ombudsman in proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights and the Polish Constitutional Tribunal. He is also a Polish advocate and Member of i.a. the Good Lobby Profs and the Council of the Osiatynski Archive. The basic themes of his academic research include: protection of the rule of law in European Union law, issues dealing with judicial protection in EU law, the EU internal market and EU citizenship law, the protection of fundamental rights, the effectiveness of the EU legal system, as well as national and constitutional identity of an EU Member State.