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2020, t. 3, nr 1 (5), poz. 16
2020, Vol. 3, No. 1 (5), item. 16
2020-06-30
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Adam Redzikschool

Lexicon of Polish Lawyers and Economists: Szymon Rundstein

In the fourth installment of the Lexicon, we recall the figure and achievements of the scientist and practitioner of law, whom Fryderyk Zoll the younger considered the most outstanding Polish lawyer of the first half of the 20th century. Szymon Rundstein was an excellently educated Warsaw lawyer, who perfectly combined law studies with practice. He is considered one of the founders of the Polish treaty law. He was an outstanding negotiator of international treaties, participant in the unification and legislative work of the League of Nations, at the Academy of International Law, a judge at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, and at the same time a respected theoretician of law, who presented original concepts of the norm or spoke about the role of judicial decisions. He combined his work in the government administration with the attorney's practice and teaching at the Free Polish University in Warsaw. He and his family were murdered by the Germans during the Holocaust.


Keywords: Szymon Rundstein, history of Polish law, international policy of the Second Polish Republic, theory of law, interpretation of law, civil law.


This article is published in Polish.