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.

MEDEL announced May 23rd as the alert day for the independence of Justice in Europe

“The growing nationalist and populist movements that have been spreading all over the continent, the unprecedented attacks against the independence of the Judiciary that we have been witnessing in countries like Hungary or Poland and the disrespect for basic principles of the Rule of Law in countries like Turkey (a member of the Council of Europe), remind us that the existence of an independent Judiciary must never be taken for granted and that it is a constant and fundamental struggle for eve...

Katowice Appeal Court District Judges condemn unconstitutional reforms of judiciary in Poland

April, 16 2018 r. Statement no. 1 of the Assembly of Judges of the Katowice Appeal Court District About the National Council of Judiciary and about the publication of the Constitutional Tribunal verdicts and the following amendments to the Law on the system of the common courts. The Assembly of the Judges – representatives of the courts of the Katowice Appeal Court district fully supports the statements no. 1 about National Council of Judiciary and 2 about the publication of the Constituti...

Resolution of Warsaw region judges regarding elections to National Council of Judiciary

Resolution no 4 Taken of 26 February 2018 by The General Assembly of the Representatives of Judges of the Warsaw Regional Court   General Assembly of The Representatives of judges of the Warsaw Regional Court would like to expresses it’s unequivocal lack of acceptance for candidates for members of the National Council of the Judiciary, in particular for candidates from Warsaw Regional Court district: Dariusz Drajewicz, Jędrzej Kondek, and Maciej Mitera. General Assembly of The Represent...

Łódź judges do not recognize constitutionality of new NCJ

The General Assembly of the Representatives of Judges of  Łódź Regional Court March 16, 2018 Resolution Due to  the fact, that the lower chamber of the parliament (Sejm), elected new members-judges of National Council of Judiciary on March 6th, 2018 and that the tenure of the former elected members-judges of National Council of Judiciary has been prematurely terminated on March 7th, 2018, the General Assembly of Representatives of Judges of Łódź Regional Court unequivocally declares,...

Poland’s Government Devastates its Supreme Court

“EU institutions and member states should not be satisfied by recent promises by the Polish government that it will make some adjustments to the law. Any proposed changes would not affect the core of the law’s problems. The EU and its member states need to show solidarity with the many voices in Poland calling for an end to the decline of checks-and-balances in the country.” https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/03/polands-government-devastates-its-supreme-court...