Marek comes to BBK with nearly 10 years’ experience in the legal profession, including work on multiple cases across several foreign jurisdictions.
Marek qualified as a solicitor in 2022 while working for his previous employer, one of the UK’s top human rights and civil law firms.
Marek is passionate about providing the best possible client care and support to his clients. He strongly believes in the need to provide early support and psychotherapy to people who suffered abuse. Marek is committed to securing other measures of redress such as official apologies for the harm suffered by the survivors. Marek’s particular interest is claims to abuse in sport and within religious institutions.
Before pursuing his current career path in civil law, Marek worked for 12 years at Amnesty International in London, where he was responsible for leading various aspects of the organization’s work on international advocacy, litigation and research. During his time at the organization he contributed to the establishment of the organization’s Strategic Litigation Unit; he led the work on international criminal justice and represented Amnesty International at conferences of State parties to the Arms Trade Treaty. He regularly advocated before various United Nations committees on behalf of the survivors of human rights abuses.
Marek is particularly proud of his work in Bosnia and Herzegovina where he documented sexual violence against women and girls committed during the 1992-1995 war in the country. His research, advocacy and legal work contributed to the adoption of the law and strategy to support the survivors.
Marek is a published author. He wrote on issues of human rights and international criminal law. In the past he also worked as the Editor-in-Chief of the Birkbeck Law Review.
Marek has appeared on BBC, Sky News, CNN, Al-Jazeera, The Guardian, Washington Post, The Telegraph and other media to speak on behalf of survivors of human rights abuses.
Before qualifying as a solicitor Marek gained Master’s degrees from the University of Nicolas Copernicus (international relations), University of Bologna and University of Sarajevo (human rights) and University of London, Birkbeck College (law).