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.

Letter with support from Northern judiciary

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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...

Declaration Federation des Barreaux D`Europe (FBE) about Poland (07.2018)

The FBE is committed to the rule of law, access to justice and the defence of human rights. The FBE is gravely concerned about the independence of judges in Poland and is aware of the Report and statement made by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of judges and lawyers: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Judiciary/Pages/IDPIndex.aspx The Special Rapporteur’s report highlights the critical situation in Poland when on the 3rd July 2018 40% of the Supreme Court judges will be ...

Statement of ENCJ Board to support the judges of Poland

Statement by the Executive Board of the ENCJ on the situation in Poland The Executive Board of the ENCJ offers its wholehearted support for the judges in Poland in these difficult times. The forced early retirement of 27 judges of the Supreme Court, including the President Ms. Gersdorf, is a further attempt to bring the judiciary under control of the government. It is imperative that judicial independence is respected by governments. A democratic system based on the Rule of Law can only prope...