Irene Wieczorek

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Irene Wieczorek is currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Cambridge and at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Dec 2016-Dec 2018), on a project, financed by the Anspach’Wiener Foundation, which focuses on the impact of mutual recognition in criminal matters on the right to liberty in Europe. She has been guest lecturer at the Institut des Etudes Européennes (Université Libre de Bruxelles), and at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil).


In November 2016 Irene received a joint PhD in Law from the Vrije Universiteit Brussels and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. The title of her thesis was “ The Legitimacy of EU Criminal Law: what role for normative and instrumental justifications”. During her PhD, Irene has been guest lecturer at the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussels), and has been a visiting student at the European University Institute, at the University of Trento where she was also invited as a guest lecturer, and at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International criminal law. For these visiting stays Irene has received scholarship supporting her research from the FWO (Research Foundation-Flanders) and the FNRS (Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique).


In July 2014 she was awarded the Diploma of the Academy of European Law (European University Institute) for excellent examination paper.


Before her doctoral studies Irene internet at the at the legal service and at the Italian desk of Eurojust, the Judicial Cooperation Unit of the European Union, from October 2011 to March 2012. Irene holds a MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe (2011), an LL.M, major European Law, from Maastricht University (2010) and a LL.M from Trento University (2010). She holds a BA from Trento University (2007) and a BA from Paris 13 University (2007).

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