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 Bob Carlson, president, American Bar Association Re: Judicial reforms in Poland

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2018 — The American Bar Association is concerned about rushed efforts to implement the Polish law governing its Supreme Court enacted earlier this year. The ABA expressed concern before its adoption that the law would lead to the politicization of the court, and we believe that irregularities in the proceedings to select new judges for the Supreme Court will further undermine judicial independence in Poland.  On October 10, the Polish government appointed 27 new ...

MEDEL statement on the suspension of the Polish Judiciary Council by the ENCJ

Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) decided in its meeting of September 17th, 2018, to suspend the membership of the Polish Judiciary Council (KRS - Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa). The ENCJ concluded that currently the KRS is not "independent of the executive and legislature" and therefore is not capable of ensuring "the final responsibility for the support of the judiciary in the independent delivery of justice". Although deeply regretting that the situation had to reach this ou...

Resolution of the Board of the Association of Polish Judges IUSTITIA of 3 September 2018 on the statement of the deputy Stanisław Piotrowicz who is simultaneously a member of the National Council of the Judiciary

   The National Council of the Judiciary Considering recent statement of Law and Justice deputy to Parliament, Stanisław Piotrowicz, who referring to alleged privileges of justices of the Polish Supreme Court, claimed that “the judges who are ordinary thieves, would not adjudicate anymore”, we expect your respond and calling on him to explain his statement, admonishing him and making him apologize publicly. Publicly and groundlessly referring to the judges of the most important court i...

Resolution of 6 September 2018 of the Board of the Union of Polish Judges IUSTITIA regarding the statements of Maciej Nawacki

Ladies and Gentlemen I present you the resolution of the 6 th September 2018 of the Board of the Association of Polish Judges IUSTITIA on Maciej Nawacki’s statement made on the television on 28th August 2018. On the 28th of August 2018 judge Maciej Nawacki during a television interview claimed that the justices of the Supreme Court of Poland “break the law” and “will meet with adequate response”, because “if someone breaks the law in a blatant way, violates the Constitution, he wil...

The position of judges associations regarding the current situation of the system of justice in Poland

The position of judges associations regarding the current situation of the system of justice in Poland Significant changes in the system of justice took place at the end of August and beginning of September 2018. They were very dynamic and indeed showed a great determination of the authorities and the ruling party for the “reforms” o be introduced before the European institutions and Courts had a chance to voice a categorical position on Poland. The politicised National Council of the Jud...