Professor Suchocka was born in Poland. Her Excellency is Professor, University of Poznan, Faculty of Law, a specialist in Constitutional Law, and author of numerous papers and scientific articles on themes regarding human rights.
Professor Suchocka is the former Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland (1992-1993), Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Poland (1997-2000), and Ambassador of Poland to the Holy See (2001-2013).
Professor Suchocka has received honorary degrees from Pontifical Institute for Marriage and Family at the Lateran University, Kardinal Wyszynski University in Warsaw, and John Paul University in Krakow.
Among many awards, Professor Suchocka has received the Max Schmidheimy Stiftung Peace Prize and the Gold Medal of the "Jean Monnet" Foundation (Lausanne) for her activity in favor of integration and human rights.
In 2018, Pope Francis appointed Prof. Suchocka for a second term to the Pontifcal Commission for the Protection of Minors.