ISSN: 2657-800X
2019, t. 2, nr 2 (4), poz. 34
2019, Vol 2, No 2 (4), item. 34
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Adam Redzikschool

“Lexicon of Polish Lawyers and Economists” (3): Stanisław Antoni Śliwiński (1887-1959)

In the third installment of the Fellowship, we present the silhouette of a jurist who is still remembered among Warsaw lawyers of the oldest generation, especially among the judges and the advocates. An occassion to remind us of him is the 60th anniversary of his death, and the fact that – apart from a few short memories – he was not devoted to a more comprehensive study. The presented article is a significantly expanded version of the biographical note published in the “Polish Biographical Dictionary”. It was based on a detailed archival query. It provides a lot of previously unknown pieces of information or presents them in a slightly different light. Stanisław Śliwiński was a graduate of the University of Lwów (now Lviv) but he associated his scientific life with the University of Warsaw, and his practical activity with the judiciary, being for many years a judge of the Supreme Court. He stepped down from the judicial office in the aftermath of the changes in the 1930s. During the war and after the war, he concentrated on scientific and didactic work. He “raised” many generations of criminal lawyers and left studies that belong to the canon of literature, notably within the field of criminal procedure. He also had achievements in the field of codification of the criminal law in the Second Polish Republic and in People’s Poland as well as in the organization of science.

Keywords: Stanisław Śliwiński, criminal law science, University of Lwów, University of Warsaw, Supreme Court, the Codifciation Commission of the Republic of Poland 


This article is published in Polish.