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.

RESPONSE to the non-paper “Polish judiciary regulations – current state of affairs”

RESPONSE to the non-paper “Polish judiciary regulations – current state of affairs” of 8 June 2018 This document has been drafted as a response to the non-paper “Polish judiciary regulations – current state of affairs” that is being distributed in Brussels among the EU actors by the Polish government. It has been consulted with the most relevant non-governmental organ- isations that deal with issues concerning threats to the rule of law in Po- land as well as ongoing amendments ...

How ruling party (Law and Justice) captured Poland’s courts

“Poland’s Law and Justice party has instituted unprecedented changes to the country’s legal system, undermining rule of law and separation of powers. The brief details the changes that took place and addresses the dilemma that the EU faces.” https://freedomhouse.org/report/special-reports/hostile-takeover-how-law-and-justice-captured-poland-s-courts...

Resolutions of judges from Krakow district

April 16, 2018 Resolutions of the Assembly of Judges of the Kraków Appeal district   Resolution No. 1. In accordance with the annual information given by the President of the Court of Appeal in Kraków, judges of the Kraków Appeal district hereby declare, that the results achieved in the courts of this appeal were possible only due to the hard work of judges and court administrative staff. The judges express their thanks and appreciation to all employees of the courts of the Kraków Appea...

Resolution of the Judges of Lublin Appelation Circuit

Resolution No.1 of the General Assembly of the Judges of Lublin Appellation Circuit of 24th April 2018 The General Assembly of the Judges of Lublin Appellation Circuit supports the position of the General Assemblies of the Judges of Kraków and Katowice Appellation Circuits of 16th April 218 and joins the postulate to all judges to: show unity and solidarity in preserving the values which constitute ethos of a judicial profession, refrain from any acting which lead to limitation of judicia...

CCBE and FBE joint Statement on the Rule of Law (in Poland) and the principle of mutual recognition

  “In 2017 the CCBE and the FBE communicated to President Andrzej Duda of Poland that violating or threatening the autonomy and independence of courts is not only an internal problem for Poland. It has consequences for the international legal community, as well as directly impacting the application of European Union law.”… ...