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.

Resolution of the Board of SSP IUSTITIA concerning the statements of President Andrzej Duda in Zwolen and Katowice

Association of Polish Judges “Iustitia” protests against hate campaign led by President of Poland Andrzej Duda directed at judges, at the opportunity of campaigning in Zwoleń and Katowice. Statements indicating that courts are the obstacle to proper development of Poland are a lie and suggesting that judges are unreliable and “shall be eliminated” otherwise “Poland shall never be a normal state” is clear example of hate speech, which may result in acts of violence against individual...

De Poolse rechtsstaat staat in brand, dus ging Bossche rechter de straat op

DEN BOSCH - Een Bossche rechter die met collega’s uit heel Europa, mét toga, de straat op gaat in Polen. Om de rechtsstaat te beschermen. Dat gaat ver. Maar nood breekt wet. ‘De mars van duizend toga’s’ in Warschau was voor Jeannette Pols van het gerechtshof in Den Bosch een ‘historische gebeurtenis’. https://www.bd.nl/brabant/de-poolse-rechtsstaat-staat-in-brand-dus-ging-bossche-rechter-de-straat-op-br~adf1302d/?referrer=https://t.co/1sNn7f7fWu?amp=1...

Statement of ABA President Judy Perry Martinez Re: Polish judiciary

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2019 – The American Bar Association welcomes the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Poland, which found that the court’s Polish Disciplinary Chamber and the National Council of the Judiciary are not sufficiently independent from executive and legislative authorities. Both entities have been criticized by Polish civil society and international rule-of-law organizations for exerting improper political influence on Poland’s judicial system.  On Nov. 19, the ...

European Parliament: Rule of law in Poland and Hungary has worsened

More regular and structured hearings needed, followed by concrete recommendations Parliament wants to be formally involved in hearings with national authorities Call for an EU permanent mechanism on democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights The EU’s discussions with Poland and Hungary have not yet led these countries to realign with the EU’s founding values, Parliament warned on Thursday. In a resolution adopted with 446 votes to 178 and 41 abstentions, MEPs note that reports and...