Prof. Hofmański is the first Polish judge chosen for the International Criminal Court since the establishment of the ICC in 2002. He was chosen in New York and will hold the office in the years 2015-2024. The ICC is located in the Hague, the Netherlands.
Judge Hofmański is one of the most prominent and most experienced experts in the field of criminal proceeding in Poland. He possesses the required qualifications to embrace the highest Polish judicial authorities. Appointed as judge of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court from 1996, he practices this function to this day. As a long-term member, and from 2013 Chairman of the Criminal Law Codification Commission, he contributed to a significant extent to the development of the Polish criminal procedure. Prof. Hofmański is the head of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Jagiellonian University. Prof. Hofmański is also the author of more than 200 scientific papers on various aspects of both substantive and procedural Criminal Law, editor and co-author of the highly acclaimed Commentary to the Code of Criminal Procedure and the editor of the fundamental works of Procedural criminal law System in Poland.
The International Criminal Court (ICC), governed by the Rome Statute, is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. The ICC is an independent international organisation and is not part of the United Nations.
Photo: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Hague
Sources: Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the Hague, International Criminal Court, Communications-Unlimited