Nationality: Poland (Eastern Europe)
Term: 11 March 2015 - 11 March 2024
Assumed full-time duty: 11 March 2015
Elected from: List A on 10 March 2015
Assigned to: Appeals Division
Previously assigned to: Appeals Division (11 March 2015 - 16 March 2021)
Current chamber: Appeals Chamber
Judge as of 11 March 2015 for a term of nine years.
Judge Hofmański (1956) – after graduation from the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń in 1978 started his academic career as an assistant in the Chair of the Criminal Procedure Law at this University. After completing PhD studies in Toruń (1981), he was offered the position of adjunct at the Chair of Criminal Procedure Law at the University of Silesia in Katowice. He completed the second scientific degree (habilitation) in 1989 and was appointed Professor at the Chair of Criminal Law of the University of Białystok. Since 2000 he has been Professor of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, where he runs the Chair of Criminal Procedure Law. He started his judicial career in 1994 as a judge of the Appellate Court in Białystok and than was appointed a judge of the Criminal Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court in 1996.
He was involved in some projects carried out by the Council of Europe as a member of the Council of Europe's committee of experts, called the Reflection Group on Developments in International Co-operation in Criminal Matters from 2001 to 2002. He was appointed member of the Committee of Experts on Transnational Justice, which was established to continue the work of the Reflection Group, and which realised its mandate from 2004 to 2006.
He is an author of more than 300 books, commentaries, articles dealt with various aspects of criminal law, criminal procedure, international cooperation in criminal matters and human rights protection.