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.

Position of the Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA over the status of the  Constitutional Tribunal 

October 28, 2020 Position of the Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA over the status of the  Constitutional Tribunal Bearing in mind the example of the Constitutional Tribunal at the present we can clearly see the result of depriving the Polish courts and tribunals their independence. The Constitutional Tribunal being steered by politicians, with judges elected as a whole by politicians and dependent on politicians, is not trusted by the Polish citizens. Instead of being the body of the...

Report - Justice under pressure. Years 2015–2019

Th e report was drawn up by judges from the Polish Judges’ Association “Iustitia” and by a prosecutor from the “Lex Super Omnia” Association of Prosecutors. “Iustitia” is the largest association of judges in Poland. It is fully independent, apolitical and self-governing, with over 3500 members, which is over 1/3 of the total number of judges. Our main mission is to defend the principles of a democratic state of law: freedom, rights and civil liberties, which are the cornerstone of ...

Judges under pressure - report on the methods of harassment of independent judges by the authorities

The report applies to judges with respect to whom the Disciplinary Commissioner of the Judges of the Ordinary Courts, Piotr Schab, as well as his deputies, Judges Michał Lasota and Przemysław Radzik, as well as the deputy disciplinary commissioner appointed at the level of the regions, initiated investigations or disciplinary proceedings in connection with adjudicating and non-adjudicating activities. The list was prepared on the basis of source documents and direct interviews with the judges ...

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers

In the present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/11, the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers focuses on the exercise of the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly by judges and prosecutors, both offline and online. While judges and prosecutors enjoy the fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in human rights instruments, as public officials, they have special duties and responsibilities that justify the introdu...

Absolute life sentence is a hidden death sentence – remarks concerning latest amendments in the Polish Penal Code by judge Jakub Kościerzyński.

The assertion that in order to decrease the number of crimes, one must tighten the punishments is false for two reasons. The latest amendment to Polish Penal Code is based on the philosophy if retaliation, lex talionis or an ‘eye for the eye’ principle, which have been applied in Europe in the 19th century. It is worth mentioning that then pickpockets came to rob viewers who were watching public applying of the punishment of cutting the hands of the other thieves. The authors of the amendm...