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.

Statement by the Presidium of the Committee of the International Association of Judges on the situation in Ukraine

STATEMENT   The IAJ calls upon Russia immediately to withdraw its troops from Ukraine and to resolve any dispute according to accepted principles of international law. Countries, including Russia, have for many years established international mechanisms to resolve genuine disputes to avoid war and international tyranny.  Every country, and the people of every country, has an interest in peaceful resolution of genuine disputes. We all benefit from peaceful coexistence in the knowledge that...

Statement of Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA regarding the aggression of Russian Federation against Ukraine.

Today we witness unprovoked and unjustified aggression of armed forces of Russian Federation on sovereign state in the heart of Europe. This act of aggression puts Russian Federation beyond the circle of states whose societies desire to live in peace, prosperity and respect for the law and values serving building international community based on dialogue and cooperation. It is the manifestation of the striving to destruction under false slogans which nobody bound to freedom can take as their own...

Statement on the suspension of Judge Joanna Hetnarowicz Sikora

Despite the series of judgments delivered both by the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union, explicitly condemning systematic undermining of judicial independence by politicians, we are witnessing another outrageous attack of Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro against a Polish judge. Zbigniew Ziobro (who is at the same time Prosecutor General) ordered an immediate stop of professional activities of Joanna Hetnarowicz‑Sikora, a member of the bo...

L’union Européenne, protectrice de l’indépendance des acteurs de la justice

L’UNION EUROPÉENNE, PROTECTRICE DE L’INDÉPENDANCE DES ACTEURS DE LA JUSTICE Quelles garanties apporte le droit de l’Union Européenne face aux atteintes subies par les justiciables et les acteurs de la justice? Filipe Marques (Juge au Portugal Président de MEDEL - Magistrats Européens pour la Démocratie et les Libertés) https://www.medelnet.eu/images/2022/Lavocat_acteur_dune_Europe_qui_prote%CC%80ge.pdf The speech of Filipe Marques, President of MEDEL, at the conference...

Statement by the European Association of Judges

European Association of Judges has been informed that member of the Board of Polish Association of JudgesEuropean Association of Judges has been informed that member of the Board of Polish Association of Judges“Iustitia”- member of EAJ judge Joanna-Hetnarowicz-Sikora from the District Court in Słupsk on 29 November2021 took a decision to exclude a judge from a case upon a motion from a party to the case. The decisionwas based on the fact that the person was nominated to the judicial positio...