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.

Statement of the Association of Polish Judges “Iustitia” of 14 July 2018

We regretfully observe the proceedings of the body that claims to be the National Council of the Judiciary (KRS) – composed of judges elected by two political parties. Members of this body, including judges, speak the language of ruling politicians and support the activities of the party aimed to strike independent judges. The latter, who fight for fundamental rights, are accused of political activity and the KRS blocks their promotion to higher courts. One notable example is the case of judge...

Statement from the President of the CCBE regarding the situation in Poland 10/07/2018

On 3 July 2018, 27 justices from the Supreme Court of Poland, including its President, Prof. Dr. Małgorzata Gersdorf, were forced to retire, which certain sources consider a purge on the Polish judiciary. Furthermore, the new procedure for appointing judges in Poland does not offer the same guarantees to ensure the independence of the judiciary, as those which existed under the previous procedure. These changes are followed with increasing concern, as the independence of the judiciary from all...

IBAHRI calls on Poland’s government to stop persecution of judges and respect democratic norms (07-2018)

IBAHRI calls on Poland’s government to stop persecution of judges and respect democratic norms Tuesday 3 July 2018 Amid recent reports of intimidation and hate campaigns led by the ruling Law and Justice party against Poland’s judges, as well as the forthcoming forced retirement of up to 40 per cent of judges – expected to take effect from 3 July 2018 – the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) condemns the actions of the government of the Republic of Poland...