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.

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION of JUDGES RESOLUTION adopted on 11 September 2021 regarding The Republic of Poland

The European Association of Judges (EAJ) welcomes the Judgment given by the Court of Justice of the European Union on 15 July 2021 in Case 791/19 European Commission v Poland and the Order for interim measures made by that court in Case 204/21R European Commission v Poland on 14 July 2021. Both decisions clearly confirm the assessment of the EAJ that the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of Poland does not meet the requirements of an independent judicial body; that several provisions of ...

Statement by the judges of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court explaining the reason for leaving the assembly convened by Małgorzata Manowska to elect the president of the Civil Chamber.

The Assembly of Judges of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court aimed at election of candidates for President of the Supreme Court managing the works of the Civil Chamber has been properly summoned for 29 June 2021 and on this date the Assembly adopted a resolution to adjourn the election Assembly until the end of proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union in cases C-791/19, C-487/19 i C-508/19, where only one of those cases (C-791/19) was finalized with the judgement of 15 J...

Independence of Polish judges: Commission asks European Court of Justice for financial penalties against Poland on the activity of the Disciplinary Chamber

Today, the European Commission took two separate decisions, both related to decisions of the Court of Justice and where the actions of the Polish authorities continue to undermine the functioning of the Polish justice system. First, the Commission decided to request the Court of Justice to impose financial penalties on Poland to ensure compliance with the Court's interim measures order requested under Article 279 TFEU (of 14 July 2021). The order related to the functioning of the Disciplinary C...

Resolution of the Polish Judges Association Iustitia of 30 August 2021 concerning the Justice Fund (Fundusz Sprawiedliwości).

Resolution of the Polish Judges Association Iustitia of 30 August 2021 concerning the Justice Fund (Fundusz Sprawiedliwości). The Board of the Polish Judges Association Iustitia draws the attention of the international public opinion to the numerous irregularities in spending the funds transferred in 2017 to the disposal of the Minister of Justice within the so-called Justice Fund designed for supporting the victims of crimes. These irregularities have been indicated in the information of the ...

Afghan Women Judges Aid Fund Campaign

Dear IAWJ members, We have heard you! The situation in Afghanistan is dire and many of you have reached out to the IAWJ International Board, Board of Managerial Trustees, and the Executive Office on ways you can support the women and girls of Afghanistan in general and our members and their families in specific.How can you help?Financial SupportWe are creating a fundraising campaign in support of our efforts. We will use the funds to provide direct aid to our Afghan members in desperate need an...