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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.

PiS sets its aims on the courts – a further unveiling of the reform of the judiciary

20–30 judges of the almost 100 are to remain in the Supreme Court.The remainder will retire. The ruling group is preparing a further unveiling of the reform of the judiciary. As Rzeczpospolita unofficially established, there will be changes in both the Supreme Court, as well as the ordinary and administrative courts. The most radical changes will be in the Supreme Court: according to our sources, instead of 97 judges (out of 125 positions) an elite 20- or possibly 30-person group of them wil...

The position of the National Board of the Polish Judges Association "Iustitia" of August regarding the resolution on the validity of the election of the President of the Republic of Poland

On August 3, 2020, the extraordinary Control and Public Affairs Supreme Court Chamber, which was previously established illegally by President Andrzej Duda during an extremely politicized nomination process, passed an invalid resolution on the validity of the next term election of President Andrzej Duda. We would like to remind that this Chamber was appointed in its entirety by the President at the request of the neo-NCJ (National Council of Judiciary), contrary to the verdict issued by the Supr...

Polish president`s faulty appointments of judges of the supreme court will be heard by the european court of justice in luxembourg

The Association of Polish Judges IUSTITIA hereby informs that two of its representatives will participate in the meeting of the Court of Justice in the European Union in Luxembourg regarding the question for a preliminary ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court (case C-824/18) on Monday July 6,2020. The hearing will be held in the Court's Great Hall and is scheduled to start at 14.30. The following judges will be present: judge Monika Frąckowiak and judge Piotr Gąciarek. Polish judges will...

The Polish government "responds" to the European Commission - The position of the National Board of the Polish Judges Association (IUSTITIA) in connection with the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court’s recent activities contrary to the ruling of the

Today, June 24, 2020, is the deadline scheduled by the European Commission for the Polish government (namely, the Minister of Justice) to explain how the government has complied with the Grand Chamber of the CJEU’s ruling of April 8, 2020 in case C-791/19 Commission v Poland. In this decision, the Grand Chamber suspended the application of national provisions regarding the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court Disciplinary Chamber in disciplinary matters of judges. This results from the a...

‼ The president’s spokesman announced that Andrzej Duda had appointed Małgorzata Manowska as the first president of the Supreme Court.

Małgorzata Manowska: in 2007 – deputy minister of justice in Zbigniew Ziobro’s ministry; later the Court of Appeal in Warsaw; since 2016, head of the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, appointed by Zbigniew Ziobro; since 2018, in the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court recommended by the neo-NCJ. in parallel, she still heads the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, although the former First President of the Supreme Court prof. Małgorzata Gersdorf obj...

Statement by 50 Supreme Court judges

Warsaw, 23 May 2020 In recent days, we have been dealing with events in the Supreme Court whose formal objective was to select five candidates for the position of the First President of the Supreme Court. In fact, the aim was to include among the candidates a person who, prior to the General Assembly meeting, had already been decided by the decision-makers to hold this position. This is demonstrated by the following circumstances, in addition to the recent changes to the provisions of the Supre...