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.

Resolution of the Board of the Polish Judges Association Iustitia of 9 February 2022, concerning the suspension of Judge Joanna Hetnarowicz-Sikora

The Board of the Polish Judges Association Iustitia has received with highest indignation the news on the suspension of Judge Joanna Hetnarowicz-Sikora for a judicial decision. This action, undertaken during court session, when she was forbidden to enter the courtroom, has placed the judge alongisde criminals, insulting her dignity and undermining her professional credibility. Initiation of disciplinary proceedings for a judicial decision by the deputy Disciplinary Prosecutor Michał Lasota and ...

"President wants to fossilise his deal. He protects judges he nominated" - prof. Krystian Markiewicz about presidential project

„President wants to fossilise his deal. He protects the judges, he nominated” – this is how head of Iustitia, prof. judge Krystian Markiewicz assesses presidential project of changes in Supreme Court. The project assumes inter alia that judges of Disciplinary Chambers are free to move to any other chamber or retire with full salary. “The dispute is not about whether Disciplinary Chamber shall be dismantled and the label changed to “Chamber of Professional Liability”. The problem is ...

Letter to the European Commission

Ms. Ursula von der Leyen President of the European Commission Ms. Vera Jourova Vice-President of the European Commission Mr.Didier Reynders Commissioner Dear Ms. von der Leyen Dear Ms. Jourova Dear Mr. Reynders The National Board of the Polish Judges` Association IUSTITIA observes very carefully and with the utmost respect all actions taken by the European Commission and by each of you personally to defend the rule of law in Poland, and thus in the European Union. In order to maintain e...

November 24, 2021 National Board of the Polish Judges` Association "Iustitia" resolution on the suspension of judges Maciej Ferek and Piotr Gąciarek done by the Disciplinary Chamber

The Polish Judges` Association "Iustitia" condemns the irresponsible and groundless behaviour of members of the Disciplinary Chamber in the Supreme Court, which consisted in rendering so called “verdicts” in cases of judges. On 16 and 24 November 2021, members of the Disciplinary Chamber (DC) in the Supreme Court composed of three members: Ryszard Witkowski, Jacek Wygoda and Michał Górski as well as Jacek Wygoda, Konrad Wytrykowski and Jacek Leśniewski decided to suspend judges...