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.

Meeting in Marrakech on 14 October 2018 the European Association of Judges (EAJ)

(To: National Office for the Judiciary (OBH) (To: National Judicial Council (OBT) (Copy: Hungarian Association of Judges)  At its meeting in Marrakech on 14 October 2018 the European Association of Judges (EAJ) was informed by a letter from the president of the Hungarian Judges Association and by the delegate  of the Association about recent developments in the Hungarian judiciary. The EAJ is concerned by failures or anomalities in the functioning of the relationship betw...

Statement of Bob Carlson, president, American Bar Association Re: Judicial reforms in Poland

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2018 — The American Bar Association is concerned about rushed efforts to implement the Polish law governing its Supreme Court enacted earlier this year. The ABA expressed concern before its adoption that the law would lead to the politicization of the court, and we believe that irregularities in the proceedings to select new judges for the Supreme Court will further undermine judicial independence in Poland.  On October 10, the Polish government appointed 27 new ...

Resolution of 6 September 2018 of the Board of the Union of Polish Judges IUSTITIA regarding the statements of Maciej Nawacki

Ladies and Gentlemen I present you the resolution of the 6 th September 2018 of the Board of the Association of Polish Judges IUSTITIA on Maciej Nawacki’s statement made on the television on 28th August 2018. On the 28th of August 2018 judge Maciej Nawacki during a television interview claimed that the justices of the Supreme Court of Poland “break the law” and “will meet with adequate response”, because “if someone breaks the law in a blatant way, violates the Constitution, he wil...

Appeal to not initiate Pol-exit

Dear Mr. President,  In the coming few hours, you will receive applications for appointing political judges of the Supreme Court.  Participation in these nominations will mark the start of Poland’s actual exit from the European Union. Pol-exit in the centenary of Independence will destroy the efforts and sacrifices of generations of Poles for the good of their fatherland.  Interviews with the candidates lasting a dozen or so minutes, poor documenta...

State of Democracy, Human Rights and The Rule of Law - Report of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe - 18 May 2018

This is the ffth annual report of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on the state of democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Europe. As with previous reports, the fve chapters look at the key building blocks of democratic security: efcient, impartial and independent judiciaries; freedom of expression; freedom of assembly and freedom of association; democratic institutions; and inclusive societies. Judicial Independence - page 13 to 18  ...