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 National Board of the Polish Judges Association „IUSTITIA” over prof. Małgorzata Gersdorf`s the First President of the Supreme Court

In a few days the term of office of the First President of the Supreme Court Professor Małgorzata Gersdorf will end. The Supreme Court, independent and not subordinated to political influence, is one of the last national institutions supporting the trust in justice. An ordinary citizen`s trust, that there is someone able to defend his/her rights and freedoms without fearing the possible consequences. Today, we want to make it absolutely clear, that the situation, when the omnipotent prosecutor...

Statement of President of European Association of Judges (EAJ) 23.04.2020

European Association of Judges Regional Group of the International Association of Judges A “Marshall Plan” for Rule of Law in Europe   We should be anticipating not merely all that commonly happens but all that is conceivably capable of happening, if we do not want to be overwhelmed and struck numb by rare events as if they were unprecedented ones. (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)   1. In the past weeks, the European judges have been confronted in multiple ways...

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."