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.

EU: Guidance on judicial application of the EU Counter-terrorism Directive

The ICJ and partners published today Counter-terrorism and human rights in the courts: guidance for judges, prosecutors and lawyers on application of EU Directive 2017/541 on combatting terrorism (the Guidance).

https://www.icj.org/eu-guidance-on-judicial-application-of-the-eu-counter-terrorism-directive/

IUSTITIA and European Magistrates appeal to European Commission

5231 European magistrates have signed the letter to the European Commission, to be filed directly in Brussels next week. It is the initiative of Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA aiming at stimulating European Commission to undertake the activities upholding the rule of law in all European countries and in particular – enforcing the rulings on independence of judiciary issued by the Court of Justice of European Union.Within the last fortnight, the letter has been signed by judges and prosecut...

Unanimous violation of right to a “tribunal established by law” on account of grave breaches in the appointment of a judge to Icelandic Court of Appeal

In today’s Grand Chamber judgment1 in the case of Guðmundur Andri Ástráðsson v. IcelandIn today’s Grand Chamber judgment1 in the case of Guðmundur Andri Ástráðsson v. Iceland(application no. 26374/18) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there hadbeen:a violation of Article 6 § 1 (right to a tribunal established by law) of the European Convention onHuman Rights. Press Release ECHR 347 (pdf)...

Judges Igor Tuleya and Paweł Juszczyszyn in Luxemburg Tribunal

Tuesday, December 1st 2020, 9:00am Court of Justice of European Union in Luxemburg will host a hearing in the case of European Commission’s infringement action from October 25th, 2019, against Polish law on disciplinary proceedings against judges (case C-791/19). Two Polish repressed judges will participate in the hearing, as the audience. Press briefings of the judges will be most probably (to be confirmed) given in the hall in front of the hearing chamber at 8:40am (hearing starts 9:00am) a...

LETTER OF EUROPEAN MAGISTRATES

Dear Colleagues, European Magistrates For 5 years there is ongoing process of deterioration of legal system in Poland. The situation is getting worse each month. Polish authorities continue to openly abuse, harass and intimidate judges and prosecutors who are seeking to defend the rule of law. We also observe, that developments in Poland, encourage politicians in other European states to limit judicial independence in their systems. The ‘1000 Robes March’, which was held on January 11, 2020...