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.

The Polish Judges Association “Iustitia” protests against surveys commissioned by the governmental Institute of Justice

The “Iustitia” Association has decided to send a request to ESOMAR (European Association of Public Opinion and Market Researchers) and OFBOR (Organization, Opinion and Market Research Company) regarding a recent survey conducted by the public opinion research centre Kantar Polska SA done on behalf of the Institute of Justice reporting to the Minister of Justice. The survey contained 3 controversial questions. Should judges be disciplined by an independent body out of the judges' environm...

CCBE STATEMENT ON POLAND

The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, hereafter the “CCBE”, representing the National Bars and Law Societies of 45 European countries, and through them more than 1.000.000 European Lawyers, underlines the value and importance of the rule of law, enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty on the European Union, as one of the common values upon which the European Union is founded and as part of the common constitutional traditions of all Member States. Since 2015, the CCBE has issued alr...

Statement of the President of the European Association of Judges

StatementPresident of the European Association of Judges In an unprecedented initiative, last January 30th, the President of the European Association of Judges joined the President of the Network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union, Mr. Jean-Claude Wiwinius, President of the Supreme Court of Luxembourg, and the President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary, Mr. Kees Sterk, member of the Netherlands Council for the Judiciary, for two separate ...

Statement of the National Board of the Polish Judges’ Association “IUSTITIA” on the escalation of the repression against judges in Poland and the signature of the repressive act by the President of the Republic of Poland

04/02/2020 The government`s repression of Polish judges defending the rule of law and independent courts has reached a critical point. By using people who are at the beck and call of politicians and are members of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court, judge Paweł Juszczyszyn has been suspended indefinitely in his duties because of his judgment which was inconvenient for the governing party. The objective of this judgment was to implement the judgment of the Court of Justice of the Eur...

Statement of the Paris Bar Association, the German Bar Association, the Amsterdam Bar Association, the Flemish Bar Association and the Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates

The Paris Bar Association, the German Bar Association, the Amsterdam Bar Association, the Flemish Bar Association and the Warsaw Bar Association of Advocates call upon the Polish Parliament to reject in full and refrain from further work on the bill introducing severe disciplinary measures against judges who would seek to verify the legality and constitutional legitimacy of the National Judiciary Council, the newly created Supreme Court chambers or other courts or tribunals (Amendments to the La...