Andrzej Kalwas

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Andrzej Kalwas
Minister Kalwas 7 marca 2005.jpg
Preceded byMarek Sadowski
Succeeded byZbigniew Ziobro
Personal details
Born (1936-06-23) 23 June 1936 (age 82)
Children2, including Piotr Ibrahim Kalwas
ParentsWilhelm Kalwas (father)
Hana Kalwas (mother)
OccupationPolitician, Businessman, Legal Adviser, Lawyer

Andrzej Jan Kalwas (born 23 June 1936 in Włoclawek) is a Polish lawyer, legal adviser, former minister of justice and attorney general in the government of Marek Belka.


In 1963 he graduated from law studies at the University of Warsaw. He completed the apprenticeship at the State Commercial Arbitration, and in 1965 he started his career as a legal adviser. Since 1990, he has been the founder in the law firm of "Kalwas i wspólnicy".

In the years 1983-1995 he was the dean of the board of the District Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw, and in the years 1995-2004 the president of the National Council of Legal Advisors.

In the periods 1989-1991 and 2002-2004 he was a member of the State Tribunal. He was also one of the founders of the Polish Chamber of Commerce. In 2004, he ran unsuccessfully in the elections to the European Parliament from the Warsaw list of the Voting Committee Together for the Future, formed by various non-governmental organizations.

On September 6, 2004, he was appointed by President Aleksander Kwaśniewski as the Minister of Justice in the government of Marek Belka, replacing Marek Sadowski. He served this function until the end of October 31, 2005.

On April 18, 2018, he was detained by officers of the Central Anticorruption Bureau in order to present him with charges as part of the investigation of persons claiming to be special services officers during the government of Civic Platform.[1] He was released the next day on April 19, 2018.

Personal life[edit]

Andrzej Kalwas was married to Hana Kalwas from 1950s till late 1990s. They have two children, Piotr Ibrahim Kalwas and Katarzyna Adamiak.


  1. ^ "CBA zatrzymało byłego ministra w rządzie Belki. Sprawa "gangu przebierańców" | Polityka - Wiadomości". gazetapl (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  1. Kalwas: Jestem suwerenny i odporny na naciski, „Puls Biznesu” z 3 września 2004
  2. Skocz do góry↑ M.P. 1997 nr 12 poz. 94
  3. Skocz do góry↑ M.P. 2000 nr 5 poz. 99
  4. Skocz do góry↑ Członkowie samorządu radców prawnych odznaczeni., 27 September 2012. [date 28-09-2012].
  5. Skocz do góry↑ M.P. 2013 poz. 214