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.

High Court Justice Mirosław Bączyk

Born on February 5, 1950. Graduated from law studies at the Faculty of Law and Administration at Mikołaj Kopernik University in Toruń in 1972. Since December 1990 professor at this university, currently chair of Department of Civil and Bank Law. Scholarship holder of French government and Humboldt Foundation. In 1990 and 1991 he was the first Ombudsman for bank customers. 1991-1995 he was a judge in the Court of Appeals in Gdańsk and in 1995-1999 legal advisor to the President of the Bank Gu...

Let us not allow them to go anonymously.

Soon a new law on the High Court will be passed. Among many constitutionally doubtful solutions presented there is the lowering of retirement age of the High Court judges to 65 years. Under this provision 34 High Court judges will be retired, unless the President takes into account their requests to extend the term of adjudicating. Moreover, the new bill allows retirement of judges of younger age as well. The High Court judges about to retire are outstanding authorites on law, people of great m...

Draft Act amending the Act on the National Council of the Judiciary and several other acts

Association of Polish Judges “Iustitia” presents amended Draft Act on the National Council of the Judiciary, presented to Polish Parliament on 28 March 2017. This proposal – unfortunately rejected by the parliament, was widely consulted with the judiciary and included all the recommendations of  CCJE and EU regarding organization and status of National Judiciary Councils. Full text of the draft act, explanations and associated documents can be found here: Draft Act on the Nat. Council o...

Poland attacks High Court over delayed extradition

The Polish government has attacked the High Court decision to delay the extradition of a man over concerns about the rule of law and judicial independence in Poland. Deputy Justice Minister Marcin Warchol said that, by not handing over 31 year-old Artur Celmer on suspected drug trafficking charges, Ireland was “delaying the punishment of a serious drug mafia criminal sought across Europe”. But opposition leaders and leading lawyers hit back at this interpretation, blaming the delay on the ...