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.

The Disciplinary Chamber suspends Justice Paweł Juszczyszyn from his post and reduces his renumeration

#JUSTICEFORPAWELJUSZCZYSZYN The Disciplinary Chamber suspends Justice Paweł Juszczyszyn from his post and reduces his renumeration (to prepare this information fragments from the text of English version of IUSTITIA’S report “Justice under pressure” were being utilized; full version of the report is going to appear in print in February 2020) Judge Paweł Juszczyszyn is a judge of the District Court in Olsztyn, who by virtue of the decision of the Minister of Justice was delegated to adj...

Statement of the President of the European Association of Judges

StatementPresident of the European Association of Judges In an unprecedented initiative, last January 30th, the President of the European Association of Judges joined the President of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union, Mr. Jean-Claude Wiwinius, President of the Supreme Court of Luxembourg, and the President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary, Mr. Kees Sterk, member of the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary, for two separate ...

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...