The Challis Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney is being prosecuted in Poland
Wojciech Sadurski is also a professor at the University of Warsaw and a critic of the governing party in Poland – which is not responding well, taking him to court.
The new Australian Association of University Professors has taken a public stand to back him.
“Professor Sadurski is a scholar of the highest international standing. His criticism of the Polish government draws upon his world-renowned expertise in legal and political theory and freedom of speech. The harassment of him is a grave interference with academic freedom and freedom of speech, each of which is in turn essential to the promotion and maintenance of democratic government and the rule of law in Poland and globally,” the association writes.