dr Grażyna Baranowska

dr Grażyna Baranowska
dr Grażyna Baranowska

junior researcher

dr Grażyna Baranowska


Assistant Professor at the Poznań Human Rights Centre, Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences; Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellow at the Centre for Fundamental Rights, Hertie School.

Recipient of the 2020-2023 Fellowship of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements in science and research and 2018 Fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science for outstanding achievements (START).

Dr Baranowska received two MA’s from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland: from the Faculty of Law (2009) and Turkish Literature and Language (2011) She defended her PhD on enforced disappearances in Europe in May 2016.

Dr Baranowska’s monograph entitled “Rights of families of disappeared persons: How international bodies address the needs of families of disappeared persons in Europe” is forthcoming with Intersentia. She is also the author of a number of articles in refereed scholarly journals, among others in the International Review of the Red Cross and European Human Rights Law Review. Her blog entries have been published by Free Speech Debate and Verfassungsblog.

Previously she has been a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the project Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective (2016-2019) and Fellow in Research Law: Constitutional Politics in Turkey II (2019), as well as worked in the project Fostering Human Rights Among European (Internal and External) Policies (FRAME), and as a Researcher and Policy Advisor at the German Institute for Human Rights. She also completed a six-month fellowship at the Bundestag (Internationales Parlaments Stipendium, 2013) and at the Polish embassy in Ankara, and has prepared analyses and expert reports.


  • Rights of families of disappeared persons: How international bodies address the needs of families of disappeared persons in Europe, Intersentia, forthcoming 2021
  • Enforced disappearances in Europe. Developing international standards of prevention and reaction, C.H. Beck: Warsaw, 2017 (in Polish)


Edited Books and Special Issues

  • Historical Memory in post-Communist Europe and the Rule of Law, Special Section in European Papers, 2/2020 (with León Castallanos-Jankiewicz)
  • 20 years of protecting the Rights of UE citizens – achievements and challenges for the future, (ed.) G. Baranowska, A. Bodnar, A. Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Wolters Kluwer: Warsaw 2015 (in Polish)
  • About human rights. Festschrift for Profesor Roman Wieruszewski, (ed.) K. Sękowska-Kozłowska, A. Gliszczyńska-Grabias, G. Baranowska, A. Hernandez-Połczyńska, , Wolters Kluwer 2017 (in Polish)

Articles in English

Chapters in English

  • ‘New International Migration Management Technologies and Their Impact on Sustainability’, [w:] Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Goals. Reduced Inequalities, (red.) W. L. Filho, A. M. Azul, L. Londero Brandli, A. Lange Salvia, P. Gökçin Özuyar, T. Wall; Spinger (G. Baranowska, Ł. Szoszkiewicz), 2020
  • ‘Penalizing statements about the past in Turkey’ [w:] P. Grzebyk (red.), Odpowiedzialność za negowanie zbrodni międzynarodowych. Prawo pamięci – Zbrodnie międzynarodowe – Negowanie, Instytut Wymiaru Sprawiedliwości, Warszawa, 2020
  • ‘Memory laws in Turkey: protecting the memory of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’ [w:] K. Bachmann, C. Garuka (red.), Criminalizing History. Legal Restrictions on Statements and Interpretations of the Past in Germany, Poland, Rwanda, Turkey and Ukraine, Peter Lang: Berlin, 2020

Reports and analysis

Selected web-based publications


Research projects

  • SONATA 2019/35/D/HS5/03700, Polish National Science Centre, State obligations with regard to missing and disappeared persons under international law, (Principle Investigator)
  • Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspective (2016-2019), MELA, funded by HERA (Post-Doctoral Researcher)
  • The impact of universal human rights standards on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. A critical analysis (2017 – 2019), funded through the OPUS funding scheme by the National Science Centre (investigator)
  • Enforced disappearance in Europe. Development of legal standards (2014 – 2016), funded through the PRELUDIUM funding scheme by the National Science Centre (Principle investigator)
  • Fostering Human Rights Among European (External and Internal) Policies (FRAME) (2013-2017) FP7/2007-2013 (researcher)
  • The UN Human Rights Protection Mechanisms – A Systemic Analysis (2013-2016), funded through the OPUS funding scheme by the National Science Centre (investigator)
  • COST Action IS0702, Short Time Study Mission, SIM Utrecht (Netherlands), Mutual influence of the UN Human Rights Committee and ECtHR in cases concerning enforced disappearances, (V – VI 2012)