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 President of European Association of Judges (EAJ) 23.04.2020

European Association of Judges Regional Group of the International Association of Judges A “Marshall Plan” for Rule of Law in Europe   We should be anticipating not merely all that commonly happens but all that is conceivably capable of happening, if we do not want to be overwhelmed and struck numb by rare events as if they were unprecedented ones. (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)   1. In the past weeks, the European judges have been confronted in multiple ways...

CJEU decision should close the way for abuse of the arbitrary recognition of the elections validity” - Professor Krystian Markiewicz President of the Association of Polish Judges Iustitia

"Today's CJEU decision not only clearly prohibits the Polish government to illegally repress judges, by suspending the so-called Disciplinary Chamber, but has a much broader effect - it should close the way for abuse of the arbitrary recognition of the elections validity” - Professor Krystian Markiewicz President of the Association of Polish Judges Iustitia. Today, on 8 April 2020. The Court of Justice of the European Union (Grand Chamber)granted the Commission's application for interim ...

José Igreja Matos: Access to Justice in Times of Judicial Lockdown

“What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.” ― Albert Camus, The Plague The terrible time we are living in with the coronavirus pandemic poses arduous challenges for those who work in the judicial system. The worldwide extent of the Covid-19 crisis has confronted us, again in our history, with the eternal fragility of humanity. The International Association of Judges (IAJ) represents associations of 92 countries from fi...

The Economist: Polish judges are facing prison for defending European Union law.

The European Commission has gone to the ECJ to challenge the legality of the disciplinary chamber that punishes judges, and has asked the court to suspend it while the case is pending. A decision is expected soon. Many in Brussels understand the threat: last month Vera Jourova, the commissioner for transparency, said Poland was “carpet bombing” its judiciary rather than reforming it. But time is short. link (pdf)Link and foto:  https://www.economist.com/europe/2020/03/22/as-polands...