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.

12/18/2019 The Polish Judges Association "Iustitia" National Board`s position on the draft act - on amending the Act - Law on the system of the common courts, the Act on the Supreme Court and some other acts of law

On the night of December 12-13, 2019, the Sejm (first chamber of the Polish Parliament) a group of MPs from Law and Justice political party presented a draft of the so-called act on judges disciplinary. However, the real purpose of this project is to ultimately subordinate the judiciary to political power. The proposed regulation deprives judges of independence, under the threat of expulsion, prohibits them from enforcing the November 19, 2019 judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Uni...

Poland may have to leave EU, Supreme Court warns

"Poland could have to leave the EU over its judicial reform proposals, the country's Supreme Court has warned. The proposals would allow judges to be dismissed if they questioned the government's judicial reforms. Judges say the proposals threaten the primacy of EU law and could be an attempt to gag the judiciary. Poland has already been referred to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) regarding rules for judges. Under the proposals put forward by the socially conservative Law and Justic...

Time is fast running out for judicial independence in PiS-ruled Poland

"The severity of the sanctions aims to create a “chilling effect” on all members of the judiciary, who are discouraged from expressing critical views out of fear of being subject to punitive measures." "Judicial “reform” in Poland runs contrary to judicial independence. It should be stopped by the Polish authorities in the interest of their fellow citizens and in obedience of democratic rules." Diego Garcia-Sayán, José Igreja Matos https://www.euronews.com/2019...

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 ...

Night-time attack on the independence of the courts in Poland

"Proposed legislation would effectively prohibit any dissent from judges, prosecutors, and barristers who criticize changes into judiciary and prosecution that the governing majority has been implementing in Poland since 2015"