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 Polish Judges Association “Iustitia” protests against surveys commissioned by the governmental Institute of Justice

The “Iustitia” Association has decided to send a request to ESOMAR (European Association of Public Opinion and Market Researchers) and OFBOR (Organization, Opinion and Market Research Company) regarding a recent survey conducted by the public opinion research centre Kantar Polska SA done on behalf of the Institute of Justice reporting to the Minister of Justice. The survey contained 3 controversial questions. Should judges be disciplined by an independent body out of the judges' environm...

Opinion of the Polish Judges’ Association ‘Iustitia’ on the Act of 20 December 2019 amending the Act- the Law on the System of Common Courts, the Act on the Supreme Court and Certain Other Acts.

It is the official position of the Board of the Polish Judges’ Association ‘Iustitia’ that the real purpose of this legislation (here also referred to as the New Law) is to ultimately subordinate the judiciary to the political power. The legislation deprives judges of their independence, as under a threat of expulsion from the office, they are prohibited from applying the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of November 2019. This constitutes a breach of Poland’s commi...

CCBE STATEMENT ON POLAND

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, hereafter the “CCBE”, representing the National Bars and Law Societies of 45 European countries, and through them more than 1.000.000 European Lawyers, underlines the value and importance of the rule of law, enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union, as one of the common values upon which the European Union is founded and as part of the common constitutional traditions of all Member States. Since 2015, the CCBE has issued alr...

The Disciplinary Chamber suspends Justice Paweł Juszczyszyn from his post and reduces his renumeration

#JUSTICEFORPAWELJUSZCZYSZYN The Disciplinary Chamber suspends Justice Paweł Juszczyszyn from his post and reduces his renumeration (to prepare this information fragments from the text of English version of IUSTITIA’S report “Justice under pressure” were being utilized; full version of the report is going to appear in print in February 2020) Judge Paweł Juszczyszyn is a judge of the District Court in Olsztyn, who by virtue of the decision of the Minister of Justice was delegated to adj...

Statement of the President of the European Association of Judges

StatementPresident of the European Association of Judges In an unprecedented initiative, last January 30th, the President of the European Association of Judges joined the President of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union, Mr. Jean-Claude Wiwinius, President of the Supreme Court of Luxembourg, and the President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary, Mr. Kees Sterk, member of the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary, for two separate ...