Dr hab. Adam Bodnar is a lawyer specializing in constitutional law and human rights. He serves as a Dean of the Faculty of Law at SWPS University in Warsaw. In the years 2015-2021 he has held the position of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Poland. He is also a former Vice-President of the Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights (2010-2015). Throughout his career, he has been working with many NGOs, including Panoptykon Foundation (Chair of the Foundation Council), ClientEarth Poland (member of the Program Council), Professor Zbigniew Hołda Association (co-founder and member of the board).
Professor Bodnar is an author and co-author of numerous scientific publications, in particular on the topic of human rights. In 2018 he was awarded with Rafto Prize for his contribution to the protection of human rights and the rule of law in Poland and the 2019 Rule of Law Award granted by the World Justice Project. In 2020, he was awarded the French National Order of the Legion of Honor, with the rank of Chevalier.