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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.

Opinion of the Justice Defence Committee – KOS  (no 18 (5) / 2019) regarding the false statement of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, which took place during a press conference in Washington on June 13 , 2019.

Warsaw, June 18, 2019. Opinion of the Justice Defence Committee – KOS (no 18 (5) / 2019) regarding the false statement of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, which took place during a press conference in Washington on June 13 , 2019.   The Committee for the Protection of Justice KOS strongly protests against the false statement of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda during a press conference in Washington on June 13, 2019. Responding...

The President is defying CJEU and the European Commission. Starts a new recruitment to the Supreme Court Disciplinary Chamber

President Andrzej Duda launched the appointment procedure regarding 6 vacancies in the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court. http://www.monitorpolski.gov.pl/MP/2019/675 Iustitia reminds, that ECJ has recently described the Disciplinary Chamber as follows: “The newly created Disciplinary Chamber of the Polish Supreme Court does not meet the requirements of judicial independence established by EU law.” https://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2019-06/cp190083en.pdf ht...

Resolution of the Permanent Presidium of the Forum of Judges' Cooperation (FJC) 08/07/2019

Regarding the latest information about informal social events that are regularly held by the leader of the parliamentary majority, the Prime Minister and the President of the Constitutional Tribunal, which have appeared in the public sphere, the Permanent Presidium of the FJC reminds that according to art. 195 § 3 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland judges of the Constitutional Tribunal may not belong to a political party, a trade union or perform public activities incompatible with t...

Judges under pressure - report on the methods of harassment of independent judges by the authorities

The report applies to judges with respect to whom the Disciplinary Commissioner of the Judges of the Ordinary Courts, Piotr Schab, as well as his deputies, Judges Michał Lasota and Przemysław Radzik, as well as the deputy disciplinary commissioner appointed at the level of the regions, initiated investigations or disciplinary proceedings in connection with adjudicating and non-adjudicating activities. The list was prepared on the basis of source documents and direct interviews with the judges ...

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

In the present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/11, the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers focuses on the exercise of the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly by judges and prosecutors, both offline and online. While judges and prosecutors enjoy the fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in human rights instruments, as public officials, they have special duties and responsibilities that justify the introdu...