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.

Ex-communist prosecutor Piotrowicz forbids the Ombudsman to finish his speech

Statement of the Association of Polish Judges “Iustitia” of 14 July 2018

We regretfully observe the proceedings of the body that claims to be the National Council of the Judiciary (KRS) – composed of judges elected by two political parties. Members of this body, including judges, speak the language of ruling politicians and support the activities of the party aimed to strike independent judges. The latter, who fight for fundamental rights, are accused of political activity and the KRS blocks their promotion to higher courts. One notable example is the case of judge...

Meeting of the members of the National Council of Judiciary in Poland 12th of July 2018

‘You are listed as a person who went to Brussels to slam Poland’ said Law and Justice’s MP Krystyna Pawłowicz on a session of National Council of the Judiciary of Poland. This way she has justified her opposition against taking into consideration a candidate for the Provincial Administrative Court. Nobody has voted in favour of the candidate and the list of ‘those who slammed Poland’ was distributed among all members of the Council. Unexpected interruption Today National Council of ...

Statement from the President of the CCBE regarding the situation in Poland 10/07/2018

On 3 July 2018, 27 justices from the Supreme Court of Poland, including its President, Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Gersdorf, were forced to retire, which certain sources consider a purge on the Polish judiciary. Furthermore, the new procedure for appointing judges in Poland does not offer the same guarantees to ensure the independence of the judiciary, as those which existed under the previous procedure. These changes are followed with increasing concern, as the independence of the judiciary from all...