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.

MEDEL announced May 23rd as the alert day for the independence of Justice in Europe

“The growing nationalist and populist movements that have been spreading all over the continent, the unprecedented attacks against the independence of the Judiciary that we have been witnessing in countries like Hungary or Poland and the disrespect for basic principles of the Rule of Law in countries like Turkey (a member of the Council of Europe), remind us that the existence of an independent Judiciary must never be taken for granted and that it is a constant and fundamental struggle for eve...

Resolution no 4 taken of 26 February 2018 by The General Assembly of the Representatives of judges of the Warsaw Regional Court

General Assembly of The Representatives of judges of the Warsaw Regional Court would like to expresses it's an unequivocal lack of acceptance for candidates for members of the National Council of the Judiciary, in particular for candidates from Warsaw Regional Court district: Dariusz Drajewicz, Jędrzej Kondek, and Maciej Mitera. General Assembly of The Representatives of judges of the Warsaw District Court the assembly appeals also to all judges who have signed the candidates for judges as mem...

Statements of the Assembly of Judges of the Katowice Appeal Court District 16th April 2018

April, 16 2018 r. Statement no. 1 of the Assembly of Judges of the Katowice Appeal Court District   About the National Council of Judiciary and about the publication of the Constitutional Tribunal verdicts and the following amendments to the Law on the system of the common courts. The Assembly of the Judges – representatives of the courts of the Katowice Appeal Court district fully supports the statements no. 1 about National Council of Judiciary and 2 about the publication of th...

CCBE and FBE joint Statement on the Rule of Law and the principle of mutual recognition - 18th May 2018

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) represents national European bars and law societies in their common interests before European and other international institutions. CCBE membership includes the bars and law societies of 45 countries from the European Union, the European Economic Area, and wider Europe. The Federation of European Bars (FBE) represents local bars and law societies in their common interests. FBE membership includes local bars and law societies of 47 Council...

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...