Professor of Law in the field of International and European Law.
Genowefa Grabowska graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Wrocław (UWr), where she obtained the PhD degree in Legal Sciences in 1974. She worked at the University of Silesia (UŚ) in Katowice, where she obtained the postdoctoral degree (habilitation) in 1980, and subsequently the title of Professor of Legal Sciences in1992. Joining theory and practice, she passed the judicial (1969) and attorney-at-law (1971) exams. She held a number of administrative positions: Deputy Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the UŚ (1991-1999); long-term Head of the Chair of International and European Law of the UŚ; a member of the Committee for the Evaluation of Scientific Units (KEJN) at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (2011-2012); Dean and then Vice-Rector at the Warsaw Management University (2015-2020).
In 2001-2004, she was a Polish Senator. In the Senate, she chaired the Committee on Foreign Affairs and European Integration and the delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Western European Union, as well as participated in the Convention on the Future of the EU. After Poland’s accession to the EU, she was elected a Member of the European Parliament (2004-2009), where she was elected its Quaestor and a member of the Parliament Bureau; she also worked in EP’s Committees of: Constitutional Affairs, the Environment and Public Health as well as Human Rights. She is the author of numerous scientific publications concerning European Union law, international organisations law, diplomatic law and environmental law. She assisted in a number of postdoctoral and doctoral dissertations and promoted hundreds of graduates in law and administration. She has been honoured with the: Officer’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta; Gold and Silver Cross of Merit; Medal of the Commission of National Education (KEN); and Lithuanian Commander’s Cross of the Order “For Merit to Lithuania”.