Prof Ryszard Wilson Piotrowicz

LL,B (Hons) Dundee, Dip. Int'l Law Thessaloniki, Ph.D Glasgow

Prof Ryszard Wilson Piotrowicz

Professor

Department Director of Research

Professor

Contact Details

Profile

  • Professor of Law at Aberystwyth since 1999
  • Previously taught at the Universities of Glasgow, Durham and Tasmania.
  • Alexander-Von-Humboldt Research Fellow, Max-Planck-Institut für aus. öff. Recht und Völkerrecht, Heidelberg (1991, 1992).
  • Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Tasmania (1996-1998).
  • DAAD Visiting Research Fellow, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald (1997).
  • Alexander-Von-Humboldt Research Fellow, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald (1999).
  • Visiting Professor in European and International Law, University of Tasmania (2001).
  • Parsons Fellow, University of Sydney (2003).
  • Visiting Professor in International Law, University of Adelaide (2007).
  • Visiting Professor in Migration and Refugee Law, Viadrina University, Frankfurt (Oder) (2008).
  • Visiting Professor in International Law, Masaryk University, Brno (2008).

Consultant to several international organisations and states on people trafficking and refugee law.
Guest lecturer on IHL for the International Committee of the Red Cross and Polish Red Cross, (International Humanitarian Law Summer School, Warsaw), as well as the Red Cross Societies of Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Germany.
Guest lectures and papers at many universities and institutions in the UK, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Uzbekistan, Romania, Malta, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Australia, Russia, Turkey, Hungary, Norway, Moldova, Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Macedonia, USA, Slovenia, Israel, Sweden, Luxembourg, Greece, New Zealand, Taiwan, Austria, Spain, Finland, Qatar and South Africa.

Additional Information

Member, Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings since 2013.
Member, European Commission Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings since 2008; reappointed 2011.
Participated in the UNHCR's Global Consultations Programme as a nominee of the Australian Government (2001).
Judge at the Martens International Humanitarian Law Moot, Tashkent 2002 and Moscow 2004, ICRC International Humanitarian Law Moot, Budapest 2004 and 2005 and Ljubljana 2006, Moldova 2005, Pictet Moot - Vrnacka Banja 2006, ICRC - Israel 2007, ICRC - Sarajevo 2010, 2011, 2012.
Editor and principal contributor of International Focus (Australian Law Journal).
Member, Editorial Board, Australian Year Book of International Law.
Book Reviews Editor, International Journal of Refugee Law.
Member, Editorial Advisory Boards, Acta Societais Martensis (Estonia) and Silesian Journal of Legal Studies (Poland).
ESRC Peer Reviewer
World record holder, Berlin Marathon (in category).

Teaching

Research

International Law, International Humanitarian Law, Nationality, Refugee Law, Trafficking and Smuggling of Human Beings.

Publications

Piotrowicz, R, Rijken, C & Uhl, BH (eds) 2017, Routledge Handbook on Trafficking in Human Beings. Routledge International Handbooks, Taylor & Francis.
Piotrowicz, R 2017, The European Legal Regime on Trafficking in Human Beings. in R Piotrowicz, C Rijken & BH Uhl (eds), Routledge Handbook on Traffciking in Human Beings. Taylor & Francis, pp. 41-51.
Piotrowicz, R & Sorrentino, L 2017, The Non-Punishment Porvision with Regard to Vicitms of Trafficking: a Human Rights Approach. in R Piotrowicz, C Rijken & BH Uhl (eds), Routledge Handbook on Trafficking in Human Beings. Taylor & Francis, pp. 171-184.
Piotrowicz, R 2017, 'The UN Security Council and Human Trafficking' Australian Law Journal, vol 91, no. 7, pp. 532-538.
Piotrowicz, R 2017, 'ASEAN takes on trafficking in human beings' Australian Law Journal, vol 91, no. 4, pp. 284-295.
Piotrowicz, R & Sorrentino, L 2016, 'Human Trafficking and the Emergence of the Non-Punishment Principle' Human Rights Law Review, vol 16, no. 4, pp. 669-699. DOI: 10.1093/hrlr/ngw028
Piotrowicz, R & Haumer, S 2016, 'The Concept of "Protection" under (the influence of) International Humanitarian law' Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, vol 29, no. 2, pp. 49-56.
Piotrowicz, R, Uhl, BH, Skrivankova, K & Wijers, M 2016, Implementation of Directive 2011/36/EU from a gender perspective in Germany, Lithuania, Romania, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK. in A Scherrer & H Werner (eds), Trafficking in Human Beings froma Gender Perspective. Directive 2011/36/EU: European Implementation Assessment. European Parliament, Brussels, pp. 115-169. DOI: 10.2861/15880
Piotrowicz, R, Skrivankova, K, Uhl, BH & Wijers, M 2016, The implementation of Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, from a gender perspective. European Parliament.
Piotrowicz, R 2014, 'Human trafficking and the non-punishment principle' Paper presented at OSCE/Council of Europe High Level Conference: ‘Not for Sale – Joining Forces against Trafficking in Human Beings’, Vienna, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2014 - 2014, .
Piotrowicz, R 2014, 'The non-punishment of victims of trafficking' Paper presented at Public Policy Exchange, Symposium – ‘The Next Steps to Eliminate Human Trafficking. Targeting Modern Slavery in the UK’, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2014, .
Piotrowicz, RW 2014, The Smuggling of Migrants and the Trafficking in Persons. in V Chetail & C Bauloz (eds), Research Handbook on Migration and International Law. first edn, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 132-147.
Piotrowicz, R 2014, 'Forcing forced labour onto the agenda' Australian Law Journal, vol 88, pp. 788-795.
Piotrowicz, R & Healy, C 2014, Manual for Law Enforcement Authorities on Trafficking for Forced Begging. Romanian Ministry of Internal Affairs, Bucharest.
Piotrowicz, R 2013, 'The bigger picture of trafficking in human beings' Paper presented at Anti-Trafficking Day Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2013, .
Piotrowicz, R 2013, 'The European response to human trafficking' Paper presented at Anti-Trafficking Day Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2013, .
Piotrowicz, RW 2013, Policy and legislative recommendations towards the effective implementation of the non-punishment provision with regard to victims of trafficking. Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings.
Piotrowicz, RW 2013, 'Asylum Seekers, Good Faith and the State' International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, vol 20, no. 2, pp. 263-278. DOI: 10.1163/15718115-02002006
Piotrowicz, R & Redpath-Cross, J 2012, Human Trafficking and Smuggling. in B Opeskin, R Perruchoud & J Redpath-Cross (eds), Foundations of International Migration Law. Cambridge University Press.
Piotrowicz, R 2012, 'States’ Obligations under Human Rights Law towards Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings: Positive Developments in Positive Obligations' International Journal of Refugee Law, vol 24, no. 2, pp. 181-201. DOI: 10.1093/ijrl/ees023
Odello, M & Piotrowicz, R 2011, Legal Regimes Governing International Military Missions. in M Odello & R Piotrowicz (eds), International Military Missions and International Law. International Humanitarian Law Series, Brill, Leiden/Boston, pp. 25-44.
Odello, M & Piotrowicz, R 2011, Legal Regimes Applicable to International Military Missions. in M Odello & R Piotrowicz (eds), International Military Missions and International Law. Brill.
Piotrowicz, R 2011, 'I do declare! ICJ declares Kosovo’s declaration of independence not unlawful' Australian Law Journal, vol 85 , no. 3, pp. 138-140.
Odello, M & Piotrowicz, R (eds) 2011, International Military Missions and International Law. International Humanitarian Law, Brill. DOI: 10.1163/ej.9789004174375.i-308.2
Piotrowicz, R 2011, 'Drama in the Desert;Libya and the United Nations' Australian Law Journal, vol 85, pp. 204-207.
Piotrowicz, R 2010, 'Trafficking and slavery as human rights violations' Australian Law Journal, vol 84 , no. 12, pp. 812-815.
Piotrowicz, RW 2010, Human Security and trafficking of human beings: the myth and the reality. in A Edwards & C Ferstman (eds), Human Security and Non-Citizens. Cambridge University Press, pp. 404-418. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511808371.012
Piotrowicz, R 2009, 'Happy anniversary! Or is it? 60 years of the Geneva Conventions, 60 years of war crimes' Australian Law Journal, vol 83 , no. 12, pp. 798-800.
Piotrowicz, R 2009, 'Further restrictions on the means and methods of warfare: the ban on cluster munitions' Australian Law Journal, vol 83 , no. 9, pp. 583-587.
Piotrowicz, R 2009, 'Slavery in the 21st century: whose fault is it?' Australian Law Journal, vol 83, no. 8, pp. 516-519.
Piotrowicz, R 2009, 'The Legal Nature of Trafficking in Human Beings' Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, vol 4, pp. 175-203.
Piotrowicz, RW 2008, 'The UNHCR's Guidelines on Human Trafficking' International Journal of Refugee Law, vol 20, no. 2, pp. 242-252. DOI: 10.1093/ijrl/een013
Piotrowicz, RW 2008, 'Make sure you keep the right company: Human Rights Obligations of Commercial Enterprises' Australian Law Journal, vol 82, no. 7, pp. 440-444.
Piotrowicz, RW 2008, 'The Independence of Kosovo and Australia's Violation of International Law' Australian Law Journal, vol 82, pp. 236-239.
Piotrowicz, R 2007, Trafficking of Human Beings and their Human Rights in the Migration Context. in R Cholewinski & R Perruchoud (eds), International Migration Law. Developing Paradigms and Key Challenges. 1st edn, T.M.C. Asser Press, pp. 275-290.
Blay, S, Piotrowicz, R & Martin Tsamenyi, B 2005, Public International Law: An Australian Perspective. Second edn, Oxford University Press.
Piotrowicz, R 2005, 'Victims of People Trafficking and Entitlement to International Protection' Australian Year Book of International Law, vol 24, pp. 159-179.
Piotrowicz, R & van Eck, C 2004, 'Subsidiary Protection and Primary Rights' International and Comparative Law Quarterly, vol 53, no. 1, pp. 107-138. DOI: 10.1093/iclq/53.1.107
Piotrowicz, R 2002, 'European Initiatives in the Protection of Victims of Trafficking who give evidence against their Traffickers' International Journal of Refugee Law, vol 14, no. 2 and 3, pp. 263-278. DOI: 10.1093/ijrl/14.2_and_3.263
Piotrowicz, R & Blay, S 1997, The Unification of Germany in International and Domestic Law. German Monitor, vol. 39, Brill.