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.

Statement by 50 Supreme Court judges

Warsaw, 23 May 2020 In recent days, we have been dealing with events in the Supreme Court whose formal objective was to select five candidates for the position of the First President of the Supreme Court. In fact, the aim was to include among the candidates a person who, prior to the General Assembly meeting, had already been decided by the decision-makers to hold this position. This is demonstrated by the following circumstances, in addition to the recent changes to the provisions of the Supre...

APPEAL of the Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA over the elections of the candidates for the position of the First President of the Supreme Court

The Republic of Poland is currently plunged into electoral chaos. Last Sunday was a date of the Presidential election, which did not take place. Also in the Supreme Court the election of the candidates for the First President of the Supreme Court are going on. Actually the situation in the Supreme Court is difficult to be called election. Mr. dr hab. Kamil Zaradkiewicz, who has been subject to disciplinary action since July 2019. This did not worry President Andrzej Duda, who appointed Mr. Zara...

An Independent Supreme Court Will Survive in Each of Us - every common court in this country, every judge, will from today, be like the Supreme Court

Dear Madam First President, Ladies and Gentlemen, The term of office of the current President, Professor Małgorzata Gersdorf, is coming to an end. We can already call this term historic because it was undoubtedly one of the most difficult in the more than 100-year history of the Supreme Court. Never before in the historay of the Polish judiciary has there been such an unpardonable, brutal attack on the Supreme Court by politicians of a ruling party and the Prosecutor's Office. It can only be...

Statement of the National Board of the Polish Judges Association „IUSTITIA” over prof. Małgorzata Gersdorf`s the First President of the Supreme Court

In a few days the term of office of the First President of the Supreme Court Professor Małgorzata Gersdorf will end. The Supreme Court, independent and not subordinated to political influence, is one of the last national institutions supporting the trust in justice. An ordinary citizen`s trust, that there is someone able to defend his/her rights and freedoms without fearing the possible consequences. Today, we want to make it absolutely clear, that the situation, when the omnipotent prosecutor...