Dr. Irene Wieczorek

Dr. Irene Wieczorek

Associate Researcher

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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). Her project focuses on the impact of mutual recognition in criminal matters on the right to liberty in Europe, and it is financed by the Anspach-Wiener Foundation. The project is jointly supervised by John Spencer and Nicky Padfield (University of Cambridge) and Anne Weyembergh (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

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”. Irene was supervised by Paul De Hert (Vrije Universiteit Brussles) and Anne Weyembergh (Université Libre de Bruxelles).

During her PhD, Irene 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 (Fond 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.

Prior to her doctoral studies, Irene interned 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. She 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). 

 

 

Activities

IES Workshop/Conferences convened

The EU's new victms' right directive: can minimum harmonisation work for a concepte like vulnerability?Dr. Richard LANG, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, University of Bedfordshire, 26 March 2013

Engagements

Irene is an extrenal reviewer for the online peer reviewed journal "Perspective on Federalism"  

Irene is an editorial assistant to the peer reviewed New Journal of European Criminal Law (Intersentia)

Profile and Publications

 


Books

  • Mitsilegas Valsamis, Vavoula Niovi, Wieczorek Irene. 2015. New Voices in EU Criminal Law, special issue of the New Journal of European Criminal Law, Vol. 6, No. 1 Link

Chapters

  • Wieczorek Irene. 2016. Understanding JHA agencies in context: where does Eurojust lie in the constitutional architecture of the Area of Freedom Security and Justice?, in Maria Fletcher, Ester Herlin-Karnell, Claudio Matera (eds.), The European Union as an Area of Freedom Security and Justice, Routledge, London 2016
  • Weyembergh Anne, Wieczorek Irene. 2016. Is there an EU Criminal Policy? in Renaud Colson, Stewart Field (eds.), EU Criminal Justice and the Challenges of Legal Diversity, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2016
  • De Hert Paul, Boulet Gertjan, Wieczorek Irene. 2013. Fondements et objectifs des incriminations au niveau Européen: le cas de la criminalité informatique, in Diane Bernard, Yves Cartuyvels, Christine Guillain, Damien Scalia, Michel Van De Kerkhove (eds.), Les fondements et objectifs des incriminations et des peines en droit pénal européen et international, Anthémis, Bruxelles

Conference Papers

  • Wieczorek Irene. 2016. The application of the Subsidiarity Principle in the Criminal Field, 2016 Annual Conference of the European Criminal Law Academic Network, Brussels (BE), 25th-26th April, 2016.
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2015. The development of a EU Criminal Policy: some special constitutional challenges, 14th Biennial Conference of the European Union Studies Associations, Boston (USA), 5th-7th March,
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2014. Substantive and institutional challenges of a principled EU criminal law as a response to over-criminalisation, 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Prague (CZ), 10th-13th September
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2014. The hybrid role of approximation of substantive criminal law within the Area of Freedom Security and Justice. From supporting cooperation to expression of a “EU criminalization policy"?, The European Union's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: Stockholm and Beyond, University of Dundee, Dundee (UK), 16th-17th June
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2014. What can the EU learn from the English and Italian legal systems on the limits to the State's criminalisation powers? Challenges and limits of a comparative analysis, Comparative Law Discussion Group (invited seminar), University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK), 20th February
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2014. The recent debate on a EU Criminal Policy and the challenges related to a criminal law-centred model, Cambridge University European Society (invited seminar), University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK), 14th February
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2014. What can the EU learn from the English and Italian legal systems on the limits to the State's criminalisation powers? Challenges and limits of a comparative analysis, Comparative Law Discussion Group (invited seminar), University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK), 20th February 2014
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2014. The recent debate on a EU Criminal Policy and the challenges related to a criminal law-centred model, Cambridge University European Society (invited seminar), University of Cambridge, Cambridge (UK), 14th February, 2014
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2013. Les fondements et les objectifs des politiques d’incriminations de l’Union Européenne: le cas de la cybercriminalité, Colloque Fondements et les objectifs des incriminations et des peines en droit européen et international, Faculté Universitaires de Saint Luis, Bruxelles, (BE) 15th-16th November
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2013. EU Criminal law and the challenge of multilevel constitutionalism, School of International Studies (guest lecture), University of Trento, Trento, (IT), 22th October
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2013. EU Criminal law and the challenge of multilevel constitutionalism, School of International Studies (guest lecture), University of Trento, Trento, (IT), 22th October, 2013
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2013. An analysis of terrorism and money laundering legislation in light of the Manifesto principles, European Criminal Policy Initiative Seminar (invited seminar), University of Munich, Munich, (DE) 3rd-6th July
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2013. An analysis of terrorism and money laundering legislation in light of the Manifesto principles, European Criminal Policy Initiative Seminar (invited seminar), University of Munich, Munich, (DE) 3rd-6th July, 2013
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2013. Comparative law as a methodological limit to EU criminal law, ACCA Conference, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles (BE), 26th April

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • Wieczorek Irene. 2015. The EPPO draft regulation passes the first subsidiarity test: an analysis and interpretation of the Commission’s hasty approach to National Parliaments’ subsidiarity arguments, German Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 5, 1247-1270 Link pdf
  • De Hert Paul, Wieczorek Irene. 2012. Testing the Principle of Subsidiarity in EU Criminal Policy – The Omitted Exercise in the Recent EU Documents on Principles for Substantive European Criminal Law, New Journal of European Criminal Law, Vol. 3, No. 3-4, 394-411 Link
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2012. A needed balance between Security Liberty and Justice. Positive signals arrive from the field of victim's rights, European Criminal Law Review, Vol. 2, No. 2, 141-157 pdf

Articles, Essays & Reviews

  • Wieczorek Irene & Vavoula Niovi. 2015. The constitutional relevance of EU Criminal Law, New Journal of European Criminal Law, Vol. 6, No. 2015, No. 1, 1
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2014. Amanda Know – The Truth (About the Law), Archbold Review, May 2014, 6
  • Wieczorek Irene & Insolera Pietro. 2013. The Italian Court of Cassation delivers its ruling in the Abu Omar case. The decision, New Journal of European Criminal Law, Vol. 4, No. 1-2, 2013, 180-184
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2012. The Italian Court of Cassation delivers its ruling in the Abu Omar case. What to expect from the decision?, New Journal of European Criminal Law, Vol. 3, No. 3-4, 2012, 412-420
  • Wieczorek Irene. 2011. The new proposal on victims' rights: what priority for the Commission, law enforcement concerns or the safeguard of the rights of the individuals?, New Journal of European Criminal Law, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2011, 343-348

Newspaper Op-eds & Online Commentary

  • Wieczorek Irene. 2016. The crisis of the EU solidarity: legal issues, online interview for the Think Tank “Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso”, Link