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.

Reply of European Union Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders to the list of judges' associations to the European Commission

DIDIER REYNDERS Rue de la Loi, 200 B-1049 Brussels MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION  Phone: +32-2 295 09 00  JUSTICE This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloake5d865f76a03897e8d6274b69090b483').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addye5d865f76a03897e8d6274b69090b483 = 'Did&a...

23rd of May - Alert Day for the Independence of Justice

Once again MEDEL marks the 23rd of May as the Alert Day for the Independence of Justice, remembering that the independence of the Judiciary is the cornerstone of any free and democratic society. Another year has passed and the challenges to the Rule of Law have increased in number and intensity. A terrible war has started in Europe and images we all thought had been forever relegated to history books are back in front of everyone’s eyes – innocent civilians suffering the horrors of war a...

Resolution of the Board of the Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA of 13 May 2022

Courts and tribunals are a separate and independent branches of government from the others. The independence of the courts and independence of judges should be guarded by the National Council of the Judiciary (Article 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of Poland). Today, the ruling party, by selecting compromised judges for the new composition of the National Council of the Judiciary, contrary to the Constitution and the judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Europ...

MEDEL statement on the situation in Ukraine

STATEMENT ON THE SITUATION IN UKRAINE “(…) There’s no poetry about war just decomposition only letters remain and they all make a single sound — rrr (…)” LYUBA YAKIMCHUK, “Decomposition”, in Apricots of Donbas (Translation: Oksana Maksymchuk / Max Rosochinsky) The dark clouds of war that everyone thought were forever gone are once again blackening the skies of Europe. The Russian military intervention against Ukraine breaches the fundamental principles of international law: ...

Statement by the Presidium of the Committee of the International Association of Judges on the situation in Ukraine

STATEMENT   The IAJ calls upon Russia immediately to withdraw its troops from Ukraine and to resolve any dispute according to accepted principles of international law. Countries, including Russia, have for many years established international mechanisms to resolve genuine disputes to avoid war and international tyranny.  Every country, and the people of every country, has an interest in peaceful resolution of genuine disputes. We all benefit from peaceful coexistence in the knowledge that...