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.

Does the Minister of Justice - Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro intend to prosecute the Supreme Court judges for adopting a legal interpretation in their judgment?

"Prosecutor Krzysztof Parchimowicz is summoned by investigators from Bialystok, first they wanted him to give testimonies, in which he would provide the evidence of guilt for himself, now he is summoned again to give testimony, which can be used for an unprecedented accusation of the judges of the Supreme Court for the verdicts they had given." "In this case Parchimowicz has already testified before the Parliamentary VAT Investigation Commission, he admitted that he was recommend...

Does the Minister of Justice - Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro intend to prosecute the Supreme Court judges for adopting a legal interpretation in their judgment?

29/07/2019 "Prosecutor Krzysztof Parchimowicz is summoned by investigators from Bialystok, first they wanted him to give testimonies, in which he would provide the evidence of guilt for himself, now he is summoned again to give testimony, which can be used for an unprecedented accusation of the judges of the Supreme Court for the verdicts they had given." "In this case Parchimowicz has already testified before the Parliamentary VAT Investigation Commission, he admitted that he w...

The time of trial - report of Helsinki Fundation For Human Rights

THE TIME OF TRIAL. How do changes in justice system affect Polish judges? After almost four years of continuous changes in the justice system, the guarantees of judicial independence and the proper operation of the courts have been seriously compromised. Nearly 20 amendments to key pieces of justice legislation have extended the possibility of politically influencing the work of courts.In 2018, daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita and IUSTITIA Judges’ Association published the results of two indepe...

A detailed summary of the Judge Alina Czubieniak`s case.

March 22, 2019 was a breakthrough day for the Polish judiciary. On this day the government has indeed crossed the Rubicon River, shatteringly violating the rule of law and breeching the sphere of tie judicial independence of the judge. Alina Czubieniak the judge of the Regional Court (second level of the three level system of the common courts in Poland) in Gorzów Wlkp was convicted in the disciplinary proceeding by the judges of the new Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court for issuing the...

When Polish judges become human rights defenders (euronews.com)

“There is a danger when politics enters the judiciary,” warned Judge Sławomir Jęksa in his summing up of his decision to accept the appeal of a woman who had been charged for using offensive language at a rally. More: https://www.euronews.com/2019/04/04/when-polish-judges-become-human-rights-defenders-view?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1554368345...

EU opens new infringement procedure against Poland over independence of judges (http://www.tvn24.pl)

The European Commission opened a new infringement procedure against Poland on Wednesday, saying a new disciplinary regime the right-wing government in Warsaw has introduced for judges dealt a blow to judicial independence. (http://www.tvn24.pl) More:https://www.tvn24.pl/tvn24-news-in-english,157,m/eu-executive-opens-infringement-procedure-against-poland-over-judiciary,924219.html,157,m/eu-executive-opens-infringement-procedure-against-poland-over-judiciary,924219.html...