The Iustitia statement regarding another attempt to dismiss legitimate judges of the Supreme Court

Iustitia – Polish Judges Association - calls for Polish and international institutions attention.

In the days ahead, another attempt will be made to remove the legitimate Supreme Court judges from adjudicating and to take control over the Supreme Court by representatives of the ruling party. Just recently we have seen new measures taken by lawyers unlawfully appointed to the Supreme Court. They illegally seized the case file from the Civil Chamber, transferring it to the government - dependent Constitutional Court, without knowledge of the President of the Civil Chamber  (it is a case, in which a “judge” appointed by politically dependent National Judicial Council filed a motion to the Constitutional Court, questioning the legitimacy of the Supreme Court judges  appointed according to the previous procedure ).

In the result, the verdict of the Constitutional Court may step aside from adjudicating most of the judges of the Polish Supreme Court, including those who were referring preliminary questions to the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg.  The next step might be dismissal of thousands of common court judges – the scenario  against which Poles protested en masse in recent years.

The goal, which politicians failed to achieve by enacting bills, will be reached via decisions of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal. It is another time when EU will be faced with fait accompli.

As Polish Judges Association, with 3.500 of a total number of 10.000 Polish judges, we call attention to the necessity of defending the Polish Supreme Court once again.

Taking control over of the Supreme Court by the executive, will deprive legal and natural persons  (including foreign enterprises) of the right to the fair trial.

We’re reminded that Polish courts are in the same time European ones.
Due to that we urge citizens, European institutions and all the organizations, which care about further partnership with our 38-million society, to stand for defending the rule of law.