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Requirements for bibliography and footnotes

Bibliography and footnotes must be prepared in accordance with the Chicago style (The Chicago Manual of Style – Notes and Bibliography), according to the template available at:

Sources of law and judicial decisions must be cited in footnotes without repeating them in the bibliography section, in accordance with the following templates:


In Polish: Konstytucja Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 2 kwietnia 1997 r. (Dz.U. z 1997 r. Nr 78, poz. 483 ze zm.).
In English: The Constitution of the Republic of Poland, Journal of Laws 1997, No. 78, item 483, as amended.

In Polish: Ustawa z 21 czerwca 2002 r. o stanie wyjątkowym (Dz.U. z 2002 r. Nr 113, poz. 985 ze zm.).
In English: Act on the State of Emergency of 21 June 2002, Journal of Laws 2014, No. 111, as amended. 

In Polish: Rozporządzenia Ministra Zdrowia z dnia 13 marca 2020 r. w sprawie ogłoszenia na obszarze Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej stanu zagrożenia epidemicznego (Dz.U. z 2020 r. poz. 964 ze zm.).
In English: Ordinance of the Minister of Health of 20 March 2020, Journal of Laws 2020, item 491, as amended.

In Polish: Konwencja Rady Europy o Ochronie Praw Człowieka i Podstawowych Wolności sporządzona w Rzymie dnia 4 listopada 1950 r., zmieniona następnie Protokołami nr 3, 5 i 8 oraz uzupełniona Protokołem nr 2 (Dz.U. z 1993 r. Nr 61, poz. 284).
In English: Council of Europe, European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, as amended by Protocols Nos. 11 and 14 supplemented by Protocols Nos. 1, 4, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 16, ETS No. 5: ETS No. 009, 4: ETS No. 046, 6: ETS No. 114, 7: ETS No. 117, 12: ETS No. 177.

EU Documents
In Polish: Karta Praw Podstawowych Unii Europejskiej (Dz.Urz.UE C z dnia 14 grudnia 2007 r.).
Traktat o Unii Europejskiej (wersja skonsolidowana), Dz.Urz.UE z 2008 r. Nr C 115/13 PL.
In English: EU(2000) Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, 2000/C 364/01, 7 December 2000.
Regulation (EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council No. 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems (O.J.E.C. L166, 30 April, 2004).

In Polish: Powszechna Deklaracja Praw Człowieka – przyjęta i proklamowana w dniu 10 grudnia 1948 r., rezolucja Zgromadzenia Ogólnego ONZ, 217 A (III), U.N. Doc. A/810 at 71 (1948).
In English: Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted on 10 December 1948, G.A. Res. 217A (III), U.N. Doc. A/810 at 71 (1948).


Judgements of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
In Polish: Wyrok ETPCz w sprawie Tyrer przeciwko Wielkiej Brytanii z dnia 25 kwietnia 1978 r., skarga nr 5856/72.
In English: ECtHR Judgement of 22 June 1989, Case Eriksson v. Sweden, application no. 11373/85,

Judgements of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg
In Polish: Wyrok TSUE z dnia 25 lipca 2018 r., PPU - Minister for Justice and Equality (Défaillances du système judiciaire), sprawa C-216/18, ECLI:EU:C:2018:586.
In English: CJEU Judgment of 14 March 2017, Asa Bougnaoui, Association de défense des droits de l'homme (ADDH) v. Micropole SA, Case C-203/15 et C-698/15, ECLI:EU:C:2017:204.

Decisions of Committees of the United Nations
In Polish: Decyzja Komitetu Praw Człowieka w Genewie w sprawie Viktor Korneenko et al. przeciwko Białorusi, Com. No.1274/2004.
In English: United Nations Human Rights Committee, Case André Brun v. France. Communication No. 1453/2006, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/88/D/1453/2006, Geneve 2006.

Opinio iuris
In Polish: Opinia Rzecznika Generalnego Dioikitiko Protodikeio Athinon z 2004 r. w sprawie Aikaterini Stamatelaki v. N.P.D.D. Organismos Asfaliseos Eleftheron Epangelmation, sygn. C-444/05.
In English: Opinion of Advocate General Jääskinen delivered on 10 July 2014, ECLI:EU:C:2014:2072.

Judgements of the Constitutional Tribunal
In Polish: Wyrok Trybunału Konstytucyjnego z dnia 26 września 2013 r., sygn. K 22/12, OwSS 2014/1/5/5-26.
In English: Polish Constitutional Tribunal, Judgment of 10 June 2020, Ref. No. K 3/19, Journal of Laws 2020, item 1055.

Rulings of the Supreme Court
In Polish: Wyrok Sądu Najwyższego z dnia 8 sierpnia 2007 r., sygn. I CSK 125/07, „OSP” z 2008 r. Nr 7-8, poz. 72.
In English: Polish Supreme Court, Judgment of 29 November 2005, Ref. No. II PK 100/05, unreported.

Rulings of the Supreme Administrative Court of Poland
In Polish: Wyrok Naczelnego Sądu Administracyjnego z dnia 7 lipca 2010 r., sygn. II OSK 1073/09, niepublikowane.
In English: Supreme Administrative Court, Judgment of 14 March 2006, Ref. No. II OSK 1073/09, reported in: OSK Journal 2006, Pos. 67. 

Rulings of common courts
In Polish: Wyrok Sądu Apelacyjnego w Poznaniu z dnia 9 stycznia 2013 r., sygn. III AUa 911/12.
In English: Appellate Court in Poznan, Judgment of 9 January 2013, Ref. No. III AUa 911/12, unreported. 

Rulings of administrative courts
In Polish: Wyrok Wojewódzkiego Sądu Administracyjnego w Gliwicach z 31 maja 2016 r., IV SAB/Gl 52/16, niepublikowane.
In English: Provincial Administrative Court in Warsaw, Judgment of 6 October 2016, Ref. No. II SA/Wa 897/16, unreported. 

The Gloss section publishes commentaries on judgments of courts and tribunals that administer justice in the Republic of Poland, as well as courts and tribunals located outside the territory of the Republic of Poland.
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The Reviews section contains reviews of currently issued publications in Polish and foreign languages.
The decision on the publication of reviews in the Review of European and Comparative Law is made by the Editors.
At the beginning of the review, please state bibliographic data of the publication under review, i.e., full name of the author, title, place of issue, publishing house, year of issue, and number of pages.
Example: Bezpieczeństwo Narodowe Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej. Wybrane zagadnienia prawne, ed. Mirosław Karpiuk, Krzysztof Orzeszyna, Warszawa: Wyższa Szkoła Menedżerska 2014, pp. 226.
Please state the data of the author of the review at the end of the text.