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 of the National Board of the Polish Judges’ Association “IUSTITIA” on the escalation of the repression against judges in Poland and the signature of the repressive act by the President of the Republic of Poland

04/02/2020 The government`s repression of Polish judges defending the rule of law and independent courts has reached a critical point. By using people who are at the beck and call of politicians and are members of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court, judge Paweł Juszczyszyn has been suspended indefinitely in his duties because of his judgment which was inconvenient for the governing party. The objective of this judgment was to implement the judgment of the Court of Justice of the Eur...

Statement of the Paris Bar Association, the German Bar Association, the Amsterdam Bar Association, the Flemish Bar Association and the Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates

The Paris Bar Association, the German Bar Association, the Amsterdam Bar Association, the Flemish Bar Association and the Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates call upon the Polish Parliament to reject in full and refrain from further work on the bill introducing severe disciplinary measures against judges who would seek to verify the legality and constitutional legitimacy of the National Judiciary Council, the newly created Supreme Court chambers or other courts or tribunals (Amendments to the La...

I am a judge. I will tell you why I am going out on the street

Recently, while I was on the tram, a fellow passenger told me, `keep on fighting, don't give up’. Such remarks always uplift my spirits and show how the perception of judges in society is changing. On the other hand, it also reveals the pathological situation that Poland has found itself in. Judges must defend their independence against their own country’s government. Meanwhile, it should be the government defending the independence of its judges. In 2016, the Polish government and parliame...

Washington Post: If you think the U.S. is having a constitutional crisis, you should see what is happening in Poland

Poland’s government and Supreme Court are engaged in an epic battle. "The European Union may start to respond more aggressively to defend Polish judges. Recently, the European Commission took the rare step of asking the ECJ to adopt “interim measures” so as to suspend the functioning of the Disciplinary Chamber. The commission may also bring more actions before the ECJ in coming weeks, possibly targeting the new muzzle bill and the captured Constitutional Tribunal. Poland’s govern...

Resolution of the Civil, Criminal and Labour & Social Insurance Chambers of the Supreme Court of 23 January 2020

After considering the motion of the First President of the Supreme Court of 15 January 2020 regarding the resolution of the discrepancies in the interpretation of the law in the case law of the Supreme Court, the Civil, Criminal and Labour & Social Insurance Chambers of the Supreme Court passed the following resolution at today’s session: A bench is incorrectly selectedin the meaning of Article 439 § 1, item 2 of the Criminal Procedures Code or there is a conflict in the membership...