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.

Wybory do KRS

MEDEL statement on the suspension of the Polish Judiciary Council by the ENCJ

Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) decided in its meeting of September 17th, 2018, to suspend the membership of the Polish Judiciary Council (KRS - Krajowa Rada Sądownictwa). The ENCJ concluded that currently the KRS is not "independent of the executive and legislature" and therefore is not capable of ensuring "the final responsibility for the support of the judiciary in the independent delivery of justice". Although deeply regretting that the situation had to reach this ou...

Resolution of the Board of the Association of Polish Judges IUSTITIA of 3 September 2018 on the statement of the deputy Stanisław Piotrowicz who is simultaneously a member of the National Council of the Judiciary

   The National Council of the Judiciary Considering recent statement of Law and Justice deputy to Parliament, Stanisław Piotrowicz, who referring to alleged privileges of justices of the Polish Supreme Court, claimed that “the judges who are ordinary thieves, would not adjudicate anymore”, we expect your respond and calling on him to explain his statement, admonishing him and making him apologize publicly. Publicly and groundlessly referring to the judges of the most important court i...

The position of judges associations regarding the current situation of the system of justice in Poland

The position of judges associations regarding the current situation of the system of justice in Poland Significant changes in the system of justice took place at the end of August and beginning of September 2018. They were very dynamic and indeed showed a great determination of the authorities and the ruling party for the “reforms” o be introduced before the European institutions and Courts had a chance to voice a categorical position on Poland. The politicised National Council of the Jud...

Krystyna Pawłowicz in National Judiciay Council bans judges for visiting EC (2)

Meeting of the members of the National Council of Judiciary in Poland 12th of July 2018

‘You are listed as a person who went to Brussels to slam Poland’ said Law and Justice’s MP Krystyna Pawłowicz on a session of National Council of the Judiciary of Poland. This way she has justified her opposition against taking into consideration a candidate for the Provincial Administrative Court. Nobody has voted in favour of the candidate and the list of ‘those who slammed Poland’ was distributed among all members of the Council. Unexpected interruption Today National Council of ...

Judges elected to the new National Council of the Judiciary (KRS) and their connections with the Ministry of Justice

Judges elected to the new National Council of the Judiciary (KRS) and their connections with the Ministry of Justice - pdf.