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.

European association of judges statement concerning two acts on judiciary reform

The European Association of Judges deeply regrets the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr. Andrzej Duda, to sign into law the two bills approved in recent days by both houses of the Polish Parliament. The new legislation undermines the independence of the courts and the independence of the judges and leads to a politicization of the judiciary. link to document...

2017 07 24 ECLA letter to President of Poland on Judiciary Reform

Your Excellency I am writing to you on behalf of the European Company Lawyers Association, representing over 40.000 company lawyers throughout Europe, to express our deep concerns over the potential impact of the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession in Poland of the recently adopted parliamentary Act of the National Council of the Judiciary and the Act amending the Law on Common Courts Organization. link to document...

THE ARGUMENTS OF POLISH JUDGES ASSOCIATION IUSTITIA RELATED TO THE PM MATEUSZ MORAWIECKI STATEMENTS

This is a response of Iustitia to the "informational materials" handed out by PM Morawiecki to foreign journalists on a press meeting on January 10th, 2018. The materials originally included the EC recommendations along with the response of the government. We follow the original order of statements in the PM's document and we added sections including our responses describing factual situation.     POLITICALLY-DEPENDENT SUPREME COURT   Recommendat...

The Resolution of the Congress of Polish Lawyers

The Resolution of the Congress of Polish Lawyers The priority of the judiciary in a 21st century democratic state based upon the rule of law should be ensuring the full right to fair trial, as well as effective and swift proceedings. The judiciary in the 21st century should be citizen-friendly – simple and accessible. The mission of an independent judge in the 21st century should be administering justice through deciding and resolving disputes, with all due diligence regarding the rights...