Beata Faracik



Beata Faracik


PhD (Law) Candidate (University of Exeter, UK)

LL.M. in Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property (Raoul Wallenberg Institute, University of Lund in Sweden and WIPO Worldwide Academy, Geneva)

M.A. Law (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

M.A. International Relations (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)


Born in Częstochowa, Poland, Beata studied Law and International Relations (specialization in European Studies) at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland and at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität in Bamberg, Germany. After working for ‘Soltysiński, Kawecki & Szlęzak Legal Advisors’ law firm, she changed her career focus and undertook LL.M. studies in Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, Lund University, Sweden and WIPO Worldwide Academy.

She subsequently worked as a legal expert, and than senior legal expert on human rights issues at the International Cooperation Unit of the Ministry of Justice in Poland. Since 2006 Beata also acts as an independent research professional/consultant, with her recent contracts incl. development of a study of the European Parliament and acting as a Human Rights Expert/EU Council Working Group on Human Rights Focal Point at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU in Brussels (Ministry of Foreign Affairs). In the latter role she was in charge of human rights and democratisation dossiers incl. EU Human Rights Stratgy, EU Country Strategies, Human rights and business and European Endowment for Democracy.  

She gained additional experience through her researcher position with the National Probation Services, England, Research Support Officer role with MARES Project at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, work for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Against Children, England, as well as internships with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland and World Trade Center - Poznan, Poland. Addittionally, as the Chairperson of the Exeter Polish Culture Society and Coordinator of the Exeter Polish Film Festival in 2010 and 2011 she was actively involved in promoting Polish culture in Devon, UK (<>).

Beata is currently conducting PhD research in the area of Human Rights and Business, looking at the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights by states, under supervision of Dr. Michael K. Addo, Member of the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Business.