Dr Barbara Sonczyk
Lecturer in Law
Dr Barbara Sonczyk is a Lecturer in Law in the Department of Law and Finance at the University of Bedfordshire. Previously, she was a Lecturer in Law at the Coventry University London Campus and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster.
Barbara holds a Master's degree in Law and a Master's degree in Sociology from the University of Warsaw (Poland), as well as an LLM in International and European Law from the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands). In 2014 she obtained a PhD in Law from the University of Westminster in London.
Barbara completed internships with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Warsaw), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (The Hague), the International Criminal Court (The Hague), and the United Nations HQ (the Immediate Office of the Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs) in New York.
Barbara specialises in Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law. Her postgraduate research is focused on peacekeeping and international criminal justice.
- Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA) - 2016
- PhD in Law – University of Westminster (UK) - 2014
- L.L.M. in International and European Law – University of Amsterdam (NL) – 2008
- Magister Prawa (MA Polish equivalent) – University of Warsaw (Poland) – 2005
- Magister Socjologii (MA Polish equivalent) – University of Warsaw (Poland) – 2006
- Public International Law
- International Human Rights Law
- International Humanitarian Law
- International Criminal Law
- EU Law
- Criminal Law
- Contract Law
- Methods and Techniques of Social Research
- International Criminal Justice
- International Criminal Court
- Responsibility to Protect
- International Human Rights
Member of the Society of Legal Scholars, SLS (2018)
- 2016 – ‘Integrating socio-legal research in International Criminal Law’ at International Interdisciplinary Workshop Translation as Collaboration: Translaboration? University of Westminster, 12 September 2016
- 2014 – ‘The war crime of attacking peacekeeping personnel and objects in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the overlap of legal regimes applicable to the conduct of peacekeeping operations.’ at Joint ESIL IGPS/SHARES Project Symposium The Changing Nature of Peacekeeping: Challenges for Jus ad Bellum, Jus in Bello and Human Rights, European Society of International Law 10th Anniversary Conference, Vienna 3 September 2014
- 2013 –‘The Responsibility to Protect and the War Crime of Attacking Peacekeeping Missions in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court’ at International Law Conference Beyond Responsibility to Protect: Towards Responsible Use of International Law? McCoubrey Centre, University of Hull, 4-5 July 2013
- 2013 –‘The War Crime of Attacking Peacekeeping Personnel and Objects in the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court - a Critical Analysis’ at Postgraduate Legal Research Conference Reinvigorating Legal Thought in Times of Change, Queen Mary University of London, 6 June 2013
- 2013 –‘Legal protection of personnel involved in peacekeeping operations’ at Westminster Graduate Conference Crossing the Rubicon: Regulation, Space and Human Rights, School of Law, University of Westminster, 16 May 2013
- Sonczyk B.,‘The Impact of the Responsibility to Protect on the Protection of Peacekeeping Missions under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court’in Richard Barnes, Vassilis Tzevelekos (eds.) Beyond Responsibility to Protect. Generating Change in International Law (Intersentia 2016), pp. 321-339 Details: intersentia.com/en/beyond-responsibility-to-protect.html
- Sonczyk B., ‘The protection of the Intervention Brigade under Article 8(2)(e)(iii) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court’, Questions of International Law (e-journal), March 2015 (13), pp. 25-40 Available at: www.qil-qdi.org