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.

OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights - URGENT INTERIM OPINION ON THE BILL AMENDING THE ACT ON THE SUPREME COURT AND CERTAIN OTHER ACTS OF POLAND

In its urgent interim opinion on the draft law on the Supreme Court and certain other laws (as of January 16, 2023), the OSCE stresses that: - while every state has the right to reform its judicial system, such reforms should always comply with the constitutional requirements of the country, respect the rule of law, be in line with international law and human rights standards, as well as OSCE commitments; - The Bill Amending the Act on the Supreme Court and Some Other Acts of Poland (the Bill...

Newsletter of Iustitia - January 2023

Communication No. 1/2023 of 30 January 2023. Dear Colleagues, due to the Christmas and New Year period, we are a little late with the December communiqué so in this one we will discuss the events of both December 2022 and January 2023. Judge Małgorzata Gersdorf with disciplinary charges in connection with the resolution of the combined Chambers of the Supreme Court of 23.01.2020. The content of the charge has not yet been made public, but it is already known that it is to relate to the res...

Declaration of the judges of the Court of Appeal in Warsaw

Declaration of the judges of the Court of Appeal in Warsaw Warsaw 16 January 2023 Declaration of the judges of the Court of Appeal in Warsaw We, judges of the Court of Appeal in Warsaw, express our adamant objection to the position of the President of the Court of Appeal in Warsaw, Piotr Schab, refusing to implement the interim measure issued by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg in the cases of judges of our Court: Appeal Court Judge Ewa Leszczyńska-Furtak (application no....

"Yes, we defend freedom. No, we do not agree to political control and subjugation." - SSP Iustitia President Judge Krystian Markiewicz in an interview with Gazeta Wyborcza.

"I would like these seven lean years for the judiciary to be followed by years full of positive changes. I would like us to learn a lesson from these times." Ewa Ivanova's interview with Iustitia Polish Judges Association President Judge Krystian Markiewicz appeared in wyborcza.pl, and included: - Who is responsible for the chaos in the courts?  - Who is fighting to restore the rule of law?  - What is Manowska and others, who work in the courts on the basis of appointments after ...

Polish Judges' Association "Iustitia" opinion against the draft law amending the law on the Supreme Court and certain other laws (Sejm print no. 2870)

Already nearly PLN 2 billion has been paid by Poles for failure to implement the CJEU's 8nterim measures in the case concerning the defective judicial disciplinary system. The need to implement changes in this area stays in line with the CJEU and ECtHR case law and is also one of the conditions for the disbursement of funds from the National Reconstruction and Resilience Plan (NRP). Today, a bill amending the law on the Supreme Court and certain other laws (Sejm print no. 2870) was submitted to...