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.

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  ...

Is the rule of law too vague a notion? (Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurent Pech – Verfassungsblog.de)

Is the Rule of Law Too Vague a Notion? Is the rule of law too vague a notion to be enforced by the EU against its Member States? Discussing possible sanctions against Poland over its rule of law issues, the Bulgarian prime minister recently claimed that the rule of law is too “vague” to be measured before adding: “Every time you want to hurt someone’s feelings, you put [on the table] ‘the rule of law’.” Verfassungsblog 1 Kommentar   WordPress-Einbe...

What is rule of law backsliding? (Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurent Pech, Verfassungsblog.de)

What is Rule of Law Backsliding? The notion of backsliding implies that a country was once better, and then regressed. How does that happen? Turns out, it follows a well-organised script that can be summed up in 8 steps. Verfassungsblog 0 Kommentare   WordPress-Einbettung HTML-Einbettung Füge diese URL in deine WordPress-Website ein, um sie einzubetten  ...