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.

José Igreja Matos: Access to Justice in Times of Judicial Lockdown

“What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.” ― Albert Camus, The Plague The terrible time we are living in with the coronavirus pandemic poses arduous challenges for those who work in the judicial system. The worldwide extent of the Covid-19 crisis has confronted us, again in our history, with the eternal fragility of humanity. The International Association of Judges (IAJ) represents associations of 92 countries from fi...

The Economist: Polish judges are facing prison for defending European Union law.

The European Commission has gone to the ECJ to challenge the legality of the disciplinary chamber that punishes judges, and has asked the court to suspend it while the case is pending. A decision is expected soon. Many in Brussels understand the threat: last month Vera Jourova, the commissioner for transparency, said Poland was “carpet bombing” its judiciary rather than reforming it. But time is short. link (pdf)Link and foto:  https://www.economist.com/europe/2020/03/22/as-polands...

The epidemic stops the judges' repression only for a moment

The epidemic stops the judges' repression only for a moment The hearing at the Disciplinary Chamber scheduled for March 20 for waiver of immunity of judge Igor Tuleya will not take place. This is the result of the decision of prof. Małgorzata Gersdorf the First President of the Supreme Court, who canceled all the hearings due to epidemic spread. "We have no delusions that the disciplinary system has slowed down only for a moment. We expect a new date to be set at any time, "says pro...

New York Times : Report in Poland Lists Judges, Prosecutors Facing Reprisals

"WARSAW, Poland — An association of judges in Poland published a report Saturday listing dozens of judges and prosecutors who face reprisals and disciplinary measures for having criticized or questioned changes the country's right-wing government has made to the judicial system."

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/02/29/world/europe/ap-eu-poland-judiciary.html

Poland: Judges punished for criticizing government reforms, report finds

"Prosecutors and judges have been moved to lower courts, had cases taken away and have been otherwise disciplined for questioning the Polish government's controversial judicial reforms, a report has revealed." https://www.dw.com/en/poland-judges-punished-for-criticizing-government-reforms-report-finds/a-52592246?maca=en-Facebook-sharing&fbclid=IwAR0JvPgpZ3488bJIGc1w0ycO3oOhnyZkyABwUPcobDcuszWAUTCjzbk2Djw...