E.MA Directors

Prof. Karol Nowak

tl_files/EIUC MEDIA/EMA/Directors/uni_nowakKarol.jpgName and Title: Karol Nowak, Doctor of Law, assistant prof.

Position: E.MA National Director

Postal Address: Faculty of Law, Lund University, P.O. Box 207, SE 221 00 Lund, SWEDEN

Phone: +46 (0)46-222 12 35

Email: karol.nowak@jur.lu.se


Karol Nowak received his PhD from Gothenburg University 2003. After working as an assistant prof in procedural law in Gothenburg he held a position as Senior Lecturer at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Lund focusing mainly on human rights and the rule of law. Since coming to the Faculty of Law, Lund University, he has taught extensively at all levels with specialist modules focusing on international human rights law, procedural law and jurisprudence. He has published a book on the Presumption of Innocence and several articles and book chapters focusing on the interaction between procedure and human rights as well as written articles on human rights protection when combating terrorism.

Research Expertise and Interests

His research interests lie primarily in the field of human rights law and procedural law, and he is currently researching on the coherence and fragmentation of human rights law. Other more private passions include music, travels and football.


Nowak is teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the following areas: Procedural law, Human rights law, Legal writing and Constitutional law. He is also a member of the SURVEILLE consortium – Surveillance: Ethical Issues, Legal Limitations, and Efficiency, researching how technology is used when combating serious crime.

Key Publications

2011; Rättegången som en mänsklig rättighet (The trial as a human right) in Frihet och personlig säkerhet (Freedom and individual safety) pp. 143-167

2008; “Right to Respect for Private and Family Life, An exceptional right – Controllability of Human Rights Adherence in Sweden when using secret coercive measures such as bugging”, in Terrorismo y derechos humanos pp. 177-201.

2003; “Oskyldighetspresumtionen” (Presumption of innocence), book, 489 p.

Link to a detailed CV