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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.

Polish President will violate the law if he appoints new, politically affiliated Supreme Court justices.

Warsaw, the 24th of August 2018 Polish President will violate the law if he appoints new, politically affiliated Supreme Court justices. Judges associated in IUSTITIA, the biggest Polish judges association, hereby deliver a legal opinion by esteemed administrative law professor Jan Zimmermann of Jagiellonian University who clearly states that the President cannot appoint the justices within next two weeks since he is obliged to give disqualified candidates an opportunity to appeal. ...

Appeal to not initiate Pol-exit

Dear Mr. President,  In the coming few hours, you will receive applications for appointing political judges of the Supreme Court.  Participation in these nominations will mark the start of Poland’s actual exit from the European Union. Pol-exit in the centenary of Independence will destroy the efforts and sacrifices of generations of Poles for the good of their fatherland.  Interviews with the candidates lasting a dozen or so minutes, poor documenta...

State of Democracy, Human Rights and The Rule of Law - Report of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe - 18 May 2018

This is the ffth annual report of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe. As with previous reports, the fve chapters look at the key building blocks of democratic security: efcient, impartial and independent judiciaries; freedom of expression; freedom of assembly and freedom of association; democratic institutions; and inclusive societies. Judicial Independence - page 13 to 18  ...

Decision the Polish Supreme Court III UZP 4/18 2 August 2018

pdf version here Ref. No. III UZP 4/18 DECISION 2 August 2018 The Supreme Court, composed of: Jerzy Kuźniar (president) Jolanta Frańczak Halina Kiryło Maciej Pacuda Krysztof Rączka (rapporteur, reasons) Jolanta Strusińska-Żukowska (rapporteur) Małgorzata Wrębiakowska-Marzec ruling on the appeal of D. Ś. against the decision of the Polish Social Insurance Institution (Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych) in J. on insurance duty, sitting in closed session of the Labour Law and S...

POLES HAVE GIVEN THEIR ASSESSMENT OF THE REFORMS OF THE JUDICIARY (public opinion poll)

POLES HAVE GIVEN THEIR ASSESSMENT OF THE REFORMS OF THE JUDICIARY (public opinion poll) Poles do not understand the reforms of the judiciary and the majority sees them as detrimental, making the courts increasingly political and functioning worse than in times of the previous ruling coalition – these are the direct conclusions of panel Ariadna conducted in June 2018 on a nationwide representative sample of Poles.  44% of Poles believe that the reforms introduced by Law and Justice (...