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.

Appeal by the National Board of the Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA on the deteriorating situation of legal professionals in Afghanistan dated August 17, 2021

We are witnessing the tragedy in Afghanistan, affecting people who want to live in peace and to live in a country with respect for human rights. The Taliban takeover of power poses a real threat to all people lining there, especially lawyers, including judges on duty. Women lawyers, including the female judges, are at particular risk of their lives. We cannot remain indifferent, we cannot stay aside  in this situation. Therefore, we appeal to the Polish government to take all measures to ensure...

A 5 billion Euro penalty to save the rule of law. How infringement penalties are set. ESI Background paper

5 August 2021 When member states violate EU law or refuse to implement judgements by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) EU institutions are not powerless: the European Commission can propose, and the ECJ impose, financial sanctions.On 20 July 2021, European Commission Vice-President Vera Jourova, determined to see the ECJ judgement on the Polish judicial system from 15 July implemented, announced just this:“We will ask for financial sanctions if Poland does not remedy the situation by 16 Aug...

Report on the activities of Polish authorities after the rulings of the Court of Justice of the EU of July 14, 2021 in case C-204/21 and of July 15, 2021 in case C-791/19 with attachments

Report on the activities of Polish authorities after the rulings of the Court of Justice of the EU of July 14, 2021 in case C-204/21 and of July 15, 2021 in case C-791/19: 1. The effects of the decisions of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court concerning judges Igor Tuleya and Pawel Juszczyszyn have not been annulled. Despite the judges' demand to be allowed to take up their official duties, despite favorable rulings of Polish courts, the presidents of the courts, who are subordinate t...

Resolution of the Board of Polish Judges Association Iustitia in connection with the shameful attack of Gazeta Polska at Professor Marek Safjan, judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union

The Board of Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA strongly opposes against the shameful attack of „Gazeta Polska” aimed at discrediting professor Marek Safjan, judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union. The attack performed by the newspaper, which is co-financed from public funds, reminds of the practices of Stalin propaganda. The action of "Gazeta Polska" is even more appalling considering the fact that the attack at Professor Safjan’s family and origins is in fact a pri...

Four European Associations of Judges and Prosecutors' letter to the European Commission, the European Council, the European Parliament

Today, 20 of July,  the four European most important judicial associations, namely the European Association of Judges–EAJ, Judges for Judges, the European Association of Administrative Judges and MEDEL, drafted a letter  as regards the recent developments in Poland related with the judiciary. The letter was sent to Ms. Ursula Von Der Leyen, President of the European Commission, to Mr. Charles Michel, President of the European Council and to Mr. David Sassoli, President of the European Parli...