High Court Justice Stanisław Zabłocki

President of the Criminal Chamber, who has demonstrated his class, erudition and legal competence in two addresses to the Senate during the proceedings of the new bill. Defence counsel in political lawsuits in the 1980s, outstanding theoretician of law, appointed High Court justice in 1991.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University in 1974 and until 1977 was a researcher in the Institute of Criminal Justice. In 1974–1977 he took further legal training, after which he passed the judge exam. After another legal training in 1978–1980 he took the attorney exam. In 1980–1991 he worked as a defense council mainly in criminal lawsuits.

In 1990 he was a defence council in the rehabilitation of Rittmeister Witold Pilecki (a Home Army soldier, sentenced to death penalty by the Communist regime in 1948).

In april 1991 he was appointed High Court justice in the Criminal Chamber. On August 30th 2016 he was appointed the president of the division.

In 1996 he was delegated by the first President of the High Court to sit in the Senate committee working on the Criminal Procedure Law. In 1999 he was appointed by the Minister of Justice a member of a committee on revision of the criminal procedure and later a member of a committee on criminal procedure reform. In 2000 appointed by the President of Poland member of a team preparing the reforms. Member of further three committees working on codification of criminal procedure.

Member of editorial boards of „Przegląd Sądowy”, „Palestra”, „Iustitia”.