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.

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...

ENCJ Executive Board concerned about eligibility of Polish NJC membership in the organisation

“…the recent changes in the law concerning the KRS, forming part of broader judicial reforms, call into question whether the KRS in its current form can be seen as a continuation of the organisation that became a member of ENCJ” Read more: https://www.encj.eu/index.php/node/472...

Iustitia’s response to the “whitepaper supplement”

Association of Polish Judges “Iustitia” response to the A SUPPLEMENT TO THE WHITE PAPER ON THE REFORM OF THE POLISH JUDICIARY dated March 22, 2018, prepared on the basis of information collected from EU member states judges. Download full document here: WP response...

Ruling party is undermining the constitution, but Brussels has the tools to stop it

“Brussels must remain firm with Poland, regarding Warsaw’s assault on judicial independence and the rule of law. The damage caused by the recent judicial overhaul will not be undone by the cosmetic changes recently proposed by Poland in order to reach a compromise with the European Union. They do nothing to address the key problems: the government’s ability to remove up to 40 percent of the Supreme Court’s judges — including the court’s first president — and the justice minister...