The students of Commercial Law course had an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of European Union Law by attending a series of lectures delivered by a prominent professor of this academic discipline Dr.Wladyslaw Czaplinski, Professor of International Law, and Director of the Institute of Law Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr Czaplinski is a renowned specialist in international public law (particularly the liability of states for violation of the law) and EU law, the author of a few monographs, textbooks and many articles published in Polish and foreign periodicals. The first day of the series of lectures was dedicated to providing an introduction to European Union and General International Law. The second day focused on the International Treaty-Making Powers of the EU.
During the two-day lecture series, the professor talked about the European Union law and the European Union’s external relations, alongside the role of the European Union in international law and the relation of the European Union with non-EU nations. Among the issues addressed were the relationship between European Union law and the treaties as sources of EU law, the question of the dominance of EU treaties in agreements between the EU and non-EU states, and membership in international organizations. The lectures were complemented by a Q&A session facilitated by Dr Akbar Ismanjanov.