(Polish title: Ochrona praw akcjonariuszy mniejszosciowych w swietle zasad corporate governance na podstawie analizy porownawczej Polska-Europa-Swiat). The debate on corporate governance is becoming increasingly important for both companies and investors. At its core is an attempt to respect the interests of all groups involved in the development of a company - executives, managers, employees, customers, creditors, suppliers etc. Honesty, trust, openness, respect and responsibility are the main rules of corporate governance. Better developed capital markets, which respect the principles of corporate governance, ensure more transparent policy and encourage even small investors to allocate their funds.