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.

José Igreja Matos: Access to Justice in Times of Judicial Lockdown

“What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.” ― Albert Camus, The Plague The terrible time we are living in with the coronavirus pandemic poses arduous challenges for those who work in the judicial system. The worldwide extent of the Covid-19 crisis has confronted us, again in our history, with the eternal fragility of humanity. The International Association of Judges (IAJ) represents associations of 92 countries from fi...

New York Times : Report in Poland Lists Judges, Prosecutors Facing Reprisals

"WARSAW, Poland — An association of judges in Poland published a report Saturday listing dozens of judges and prosecutors who face reprisals and disciplinary measures for having criticized or questioned changes the country's right-wing government has made to the judicial system."

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/02/29/world/europe/ap-eu-poland-judiciary.html

Poland: Judges punished for criticizing government reforms, report finds

"Prosecutors and judges have been moved to lower courts, had cases taken away and have been otherwise disciplined for questioning the Polish government's controversial judicial reforms, a report has revealed." https://www.dw.com/en/poland-judges-punished-for-criticizing-government-reforms-report-finds/a-52592246?maca=en-Facebook-sharing&fbclid=IwAR0JvPgpZ3488bJIGc1w0ycO3oOhnyZkyABwUPcobDcuszWAUTCjzbk2Djw...

Iustitia: “The National Council of the Judiciary is not valid anymore” (OKO.press)

The following is Maciej Nawacki’s list. Olsztyn-based Nawacki, nominated by Ziobro, managed to collect 15 judges’ signatures in Olsztyn, yet as many as five of them backed off later. This could undermine all of ‘neo-NCJ’ plot. Outside of Olsztyn Nawacki has been supported by 13 judges, all of them serving in Ziobro’s Ministry of Justice. Iustitia: “The National Council of the Judiciary is not valid anymore”. On the Nawacki’s support list there are 28 signatures of supporters, in...

The spokesman for National Council of the Judiciary (NCJ) managed to gather 88 per cent of his signatures in the Ministry of Justice (OKO.press)

The record-breaking Maciej Mitera, judge and spokesman for the NCJ, collected as many as 88 per cent of his supporters’ signatures from the judges delegated to the Ministry of Justice. Other high scorer, Slupsk-based judge Joanna Kolodziej-Michalowicz, hasn’t got a single supporter from Slupsk. Five judges from Krakow signed three lists at a time. The day the “muzzle law” came into effect, the Sejm (lower chamber of Polish Parliament)  Administration Office published list of su...