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.

The Rule of Law in Poland: A Sorry Spectacle (Marcin Matczak, Verfassungsblog.de)

The Rule of Law in Poland: A Sorry Spectacle With political appointments to its National Council of the Judiciary, Poland is now seeing the next step in the dismantling the rule of law. The change in the procedure for appointments to the Council was one of the reasons thousands of Poles took to the streets last summer to protest in the name of independent courts. Their fears have turned out to be well founded. Verfassungsblog 2 Kommentare   WordPress-Ein...

A Problem for Europe and a Challenge for Germany (Anne Sanders, Verfassungsblog.de)

The Polish Judiciary Reform: Problematic under European standards and a Challenge for Germany The latest efforts of the Polish government to reform the judiciary have met with fierce criticism both nationally and internationally. A new legislation concerning the National Council for the Judiciary has recently been introduced to the Polish Parliament and awaits deliberation. The approach the Polish government has chosen is indeed problematic in the light of European standards for Councils ...

Poland: a Stress Test for Europe’s Judiciaries (Ann Sanders, Eiric Holmoyvik, Verfassungsblog.de)

A Stress Test for Europe’s Judiciaries The rule of law, judicial independence and separation of powers are values guaranteed in constitutions of member states of the Council of Europe. Nevertheless, in recent years, a number of challenges to these accepted values have emerged in different countries all over Europe. Events in countries like Hungary, Ukraine, Slovakia and Turkey should be mentioned in this context. Poland’s reforms of its judiciary (some of them still in draft stage) ar...

Poland: Defamation of Justice (Anne Sanders, Verfassungsblog.de)

Defamation of Justice – Propositions on how to evaluate public attacks against the Judiciary Public debate is an essential element of a democratic society. While this debate should not spare the judiciary, public attacks against the judiciary of a critical intensity can be observed in several European countries. The most recent example originates from Poland, where, in September 2017, a campaign on bill boards and on the internet was launched in support of the controversial draft acts o...

Democracy at Risk: Polish Ruling Party’s Crusade Against Judicial Independence (Fieke Snijder, Globe Post)

Polish Ruling Party’s Crusade Against Judicial Independence New regulations are springing up in Poland as the country’s ruling right-wing party continues to reform the judiciary system. The Globe Post   WordPress Embed HTML Embed Copy and paste this URL into your WordPress site to embed  ...