We are an independent, apolitical and self-governing association of Polish judges.
Our main mission is to defend freedom and civil rights, which are the democratic foundations of Poland - a member of the the European Union.
We have been operating for more than 25 years, also as part of different international organisations of judges. We associate over 3,500 judges, most of them in Poland.

17/09/2019 Resolution of the National Board of the Polish Judges Association "IUSTITIA" on the appeal to the body acting as the National Council of the Judiciary

Considering the facts, that: members of the National Council of the Judiciary (NCJ) were elected in violation of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and European standards, by unacceptable shortening the term of office of judges – members of the Council (resulting in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights) and political election of new members by members of the parliament from Law and Justice (PiS) and Kukiz'15 political parties. Soon after that Polish NCJ was suspende...

ECHR gives notification to Poland of another case raising an issue related to changes in the judiciary

The European Court of Human Rights decided on 2 September 2019 to communicate1 to the Government of Poland the application Xero Flor w Polsce sp. z o.o. v. Poland (application no.4907/18), and requested that it submit observations. The case concerns proceedings brought by the applicant company claiming compensation for damage to its property, and its complaint about the appointment of one judge in particular to the Constitutional Court which examined its case. This is the second applicatio...

Raport: Current situation of judiciary in Poland

Deputy Minister of Justice judge Łukasz Piebiak resigned after it was revealed in media, that he had stayed behind an organized hate on judges who do not want to submit to changes in the judiciary introduced by Law and Justice (PiS) political party. Piebiak justified his resignation "with a sense of responsibility for the success of the reforms" he was working on at the ministry. The resignation of Łukasz Piebiak meant that his delegation to the Ministry of Justice had been withdrawn...

If we do not step up efforts to defend the rule of law, the EU will be at risk, outgoing Rule of Law Commissioner Frans Timmermans told EU lawmakers on Thursday (5 September)

Timmermans lobbied MEPs on the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) to support the European Commission’s proposal to combine the application of the rule of law with access to EU funds. “The European Commission calls on the Council and Parliament to rapidly adopt the regulation on the adoption of the protection of the EU’s budget in connection to the rule of law,” Timmermans urged MEPs. The European Parliament has long been demanding the ...

Iustitia submits a draft law providing for the return of judges delegated to the Ministry of Justice to the courts, withdrawal of the right to appoint court presidents by the Minister of Justice and changes in the law of the National Council of Judiciary

08/28/2019 At a press conference convened today (August 28, 2019), the National Board of the Polish Judges Association Iustitia called on all judges delegated to the Ministry of Justice to return to the courts immediately and to end work for politicians. The draft also provides that the Minister will have no longer the right to appoint court presidents introduce a democratic method of electing the members of the National Council of the Judiciary by all judges. Judges from Iustitia also postulat...