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.

Resolution of the Board of SSP IUSTITIA concerning the statements of President Andrzej Duda in Zwolen and Katowice

Association of Polish Judges “Iustitia” protests against hate campaign led by President of Poland Andrzej Duda directed at judges, at the opportunity of campaigning in Zwoleń and Katowice. Statements indicating that courts are the obstacle to proper development of Poland are a lie and suggesting that judges are unreliable and “shall be eliminated” otherwise “Poland shall never be a normal state” is clear example of hate speech, which may result in acts of violence against individual...

De Poolse rechtsstaat staat in brand, dus ging Bossche rechter de straat op

DEN BOSCH - Een Bossche rechter die met collega’s uit heel Europa, mét toga, de straat op gaat in Polen. Om de rechtsstaat te beschermen. Dat gaat ver. Maar nood breekt wet. ‘De mars van duizend toga’s’ in Warschau was voor Jeannette Pols van het gerechtshof in Den Bosch een ‘historische gebeurtenis’. https://www.bd.nl/brabant/de-poolse-rechtsstaat-staat-in-brand-dus-ging-bossche-rechter-de-straat-op-br~adf1302d/?referrer=https://t.co/1sNn7f7fWu?amp=1...

Statement of ABA President Judy Perry Martinez Re: Polish judiciary

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2019 – The American Bar Association welcomes the recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Poland, which found that the court’s Polish Disciplinary Chamber and the National Council of the Judiciary are not sufficiently independent from executive and legislative authorities. Both entities have been criticized by Polish civil society and international rule-of-law organizations for exerting improper political influence on Poland’s judicial system.  On Nov. 19, the ...

S T A T E M E N T for the attention of the Association of Polish Judges “IUSTITIA”, International Association of Judges and other national and international associations and institutions concerned with the independence of the judiciary in Poland

Strasbourg, 31 December 2019     S T A T E M E N T   for the attention of the Association of Polish Judges “IUSTITIA”, International Association of Judges and other national and international associations and institutions concerned with the independence of the judiciary in Poland   The Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) has been informed that Polish judges are organising, on 11 January 2020 at 15.00 in Warsaw, a silent march in support ...

Appeal to European lawyers - march in defense of the rule of law- January 11, 2020 Warsaw

Dear Colleagues Lawyers!For the last couple of years in Poland the government and the legislature have systematically attempted to limit the independence of courts and the independence of judges. They also did much to expand their influence on functioning of the judiciary. December 2019 has brought a quite new set of challenges for judges in Poland. They can be called the most difficult in the entire history of the judiciary so far after 1989. Those are: the intense activity of the Disciplinary...