A study of Polish migrants deported from the UK.

Dr. Agnieszka Martynowicz will be working in collaboration with Dr. Witold Klaus to develop knowledge in Poland and the UK about the pre- and post-deportation experiences of EU nationals. The research will focus on experiences of Polish migrants removed from the UK, because of being perceived by the British society and government as ‘unwelcome’. This group consist, inter alia, of post-sentence deportees and those removed under European Arrest Warrant.

Witold Klaus is a lawyer and criminologist. He holds a PhD in law and is a professor at the Institute of Law Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences where he heads the Department of Criminology. Witold is also a research fellow in the Centre of Migration Research at Warsaw University. He is one of the co-founders and serves as President of the Board in the Association for Legal Intervention. In recognition of his social activity, Witold was awarded the Social Nobel Prize by Ashoka Foundation – Innovators for the Public in 2009.
Witold is an author of a number of publications on criminology, victimology, refugee and immigrant rights, human rights, criminal policy, juvenile and restorative justice. Currently, he is involved in several research projects including: techniques of criminalisation of migration, effects of detention and its alternatives on immigrants, victimisation of homeless people, criminal careers of former juvenile delinquents, relations between migration and integration policies.

Recent Publications:
W. Klaus, M. Lévay, I. Rzeplińska, M. Scheinost (2018) “Refugees and asylum seekers in Central-European Countries – reality, politics and the creation of fear in societies” In: H. Kury, S. Redo (eds.) Refugees and Migrants in Law and Policy Challenges and Opportunities for Global Civic Education, Springer, p. 457-494.
A. Gliszczyńska-Grabias, W. Klaus (2018) ““Governmental Xenophobia” and Crimmigration: European States’ Policy and Practices towards “the Other””. No-Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice, vol. 15, p. 74-100.
W. Klaus (2017) Security First – New Right-Wing Government in Poland and its Policy Towards Immigrants and Refugees. Surveillance and Society, vol. 15(3/4), p. 523-528
W. Klaus (2017) Closing gates to refugees. The causes and effects of the ‘2015 migration crisis’ on border management in Hungary and Poland. The Yearbook of the Institute of East-Central Europe, vol. 15(3), p. 41-64.
W. Klaus (2017) Families as a collective abuser. A case of family violence against Chechen refugee women in Poland. Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny, vol. 3(165), p. 89-10