Jarosław Jagura is an attorney, member of the Warsaw Bar Association. He is also a member of the Human Rights Section of the District Bar Council in Warsaw.
Since 2013, he has been cooperating with the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, initially, among others, under the Anti-discrimination Programme “Article 32” and the project “Raising the sensitivity of judges and prosecutors to equal treatment”. He is currently a lawyer in the Foundation’s Strategic Litigation Programme, where he deals with discrimination cases, among others.
On behalf of the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, he appeared before the Supreme Administrative Court in cases concerning the transcription of foreign birth certificates of children of same-sex couples, including the case from 2018, in which the Supreme Administrative Court ruled that the refusal to transcribe such a certificate violates the rights of the child guaranteed by the national, international and EU law. He also prepared an opinion of the Foundation’s friend of the court, which was presented in the proceedings to resume the so-called “The Printer from Łódź” case. The opinion indicates that the court’s compliance with the 2019 Constitutional Court judgment declaring the provision on the basis of which the printer was convicted unconstitutional may be contrary to the EU law, including the rule of law and the general principle of non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation.