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.

Unanimous violation of right to a “tribunal established by law” on account of grave breaches in the appointment of a judge to Icelandic Court of Appeal

In today’s Grand Chamber judgment1 in the case of Guðmundur Andri Ástráðsson v. IcelandIn today’s Grand Chamber judgment1 in the case of Guðmundur Andri Ástráðsson v. Iceland(application no. 26374/18) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there hadbeen:a violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to a tribunal established by law) of the European Convention onHuman Rights. Press Release ECHR 347 (pdf)...

Judges Igor Tuleya and Paweł Juszczyszyn in Luxemburg Tribunal

Tuesday, December 1st 2020, 9:00am Court of Justice of European Union in Luxemburg will host a hearing in the case of European Commission’s infringement action from October 25th, 2019, against Polish law on disciplinary proceedings against judges (case C-791/19). Two Polish repressed judges will participate in the hearing, as the audience. Press briefings of the judges will be most probably (to be confirmed) given in the hall in front of the hearing chamber at 8:40am (hearing starts 9:00am) a...

LETTER OF EUROPEAN MAGISTRATES

Dear Colleagues, European Magistrates For 5 years there is ongoing process of deterioration of legal system in Poland. The situation is getting worse each month. Polish authorities continue to openly abuse, harass and intimidate judges and prosecutors who are seeking to defend the rule of law. We also observe, that developments in Poland, encourage politicians in other European states to limit judicial independence in their systems. The ‘1000 Robes March’, which was held on January 11, 2020...

Open letter to Europe!

Warsaw, 19 November 2020 Mrs Ursula von der Leyen President of the Commission of the European Union Mr David Sassoli President of the European Parliament Mr Charles Michel President of the European Council Open letter to the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Council On November 17th 2020, during a press conference organized by the Minister of Justice Prosecutor General in connection with the works on the budget of the European Union and binding the funds wit...

Position of the Board of Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA of 18 November 2020 on the waiving of judicial immunity of Warsaw Regional Court judge Igor Tuleya.

Today, on 18 November 2020, so called “Disciplinary Chamber” waived, upon request of political prosecution, the immunity of judge Igor Tuleya, suspended the judge and reduced his salary by 25%. Judge has been punished for enabling the media to listen and record his decision in the court case involving the ruling party. The Board of Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA strongly condemns the decision of disciplinary chamber acting in the building of Supreme Court on waiving the immunity of Wars...