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.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

In the present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/11, the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers focuses on the exercise of the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly by judges and prosecutors, both offline and online. While judges and prosecutors enjoy the fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in human rights instruments, as public officials, they have special duties and responsibilities that justify the introdu...

Absolute life sentence is a hidden death sentence – remarks concerning latest amendments in the Polish Penal Code by judge Jakub Kościerzyński.

The assertion that in order to decrease the number of crimes, one must tighten the punishments is false for two reasons. The latest amendment to Polish Penal Code is based on the philosophy if retaliation, lex talionis or an ‘eye for the eye’ principle, which have been applied in Europe in the 19th century. It is worth mentioning that then pickpockets came to rob viewers who were watching public applying of the punishment of cutting the hands of the other thieves. The authors of the amendm...

Second Congress of the Lawyers of Poland, Poznań 2019

On the 1st of June, 2019 the Second Congress of the Lawyers of Poland took place in Poznań. The Congress’ main goal was to unite Polish lawyers of various careers in defence of Polish Constitution, independence of judges and the rule of law. Over 1000 lawyers attended. The Congress was inaugurated by the host’s speeches by judge prof. Krystian Markiewicz – President of the Association of Polish Judges IUSTITIA, Jacek Trela – President of the Polish Bar Council and Maciej Bobrowicz – ...

EAJ unanimously adopts a resolution on Poland in Copenhagen

On May 10th 2019 the EAJ unanimously adopted in Copenhagen a resolution on Poland.

The document is available under the following URL:

https://www.iaj-uim.org/iuw/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/RESOLUTION-ON-POLAND-Copenhagen-10-May-2019.pdf