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.

Statement by the judges of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court explaining the reason for leaving the assembly convened by Małgorzata Manowska to elect the president of the Civil Chamber.

The Assembly of Judges of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court aimed at election of candidates for President of the Supreme Court managing the works of the Civil Chamber has been properly summoned for 29 June 2021 and on this date the Assembly adopted a resolution to adjourn the election Assembly until the end of proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union in cases C-791/19, C-487/19 i C-508/19, where only one of those cases (C-791/19) was finalized with the judgement of 15 J...

A letter of the European Association of Judges to President of the Commission of the European Union

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Letter of Polish Judges Association IUSTITIA

Warsaw, 1st of October 2020. To the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen the Vice President of the European Commission Viera Jourova the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders Dear President von der Leyen, Dear Vice President Jourova, Dear Commissioner Reynders, the Board of the Association of Polish Judges IUSTITIA assures you of the highest respect for the actions taken so far by the European Commission to defend the rule of law in Poland. Out of co...

Position of the Board of Association fo Polish Judges IUSTITIA Regarding Disciplinary Chamber Actions

The Board of the Association of Polish Judges IUSTITIA highly negatively perceives the actions of the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court of Poland, especially the fact that the Chamber ignores the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU Grand Chamber) ruling of 8 April 2020, in Case C-791/19 Commission v. Poland, suspending the application of the national provisions concerning the jurisdiction of the Disciplinary Chamber in disciplinary proceedings against judges. The Disciplinary Ch...

Law Changes that slowed down the work of the courts, at the hearing of the European Court

Two more cases from Poland will be recognized by the Court of Justice of the EU in Luxembourg on Tuesday, September 22. They concern political changes in the Supreme Court, adopted by the ruling majority and supported by the Minister of Justice/Prosecutor General Zbigniew Ziobro. The CJEU will consider two legal questions concerning the cases of Polish judges: Monika Frąckowiak and Waldemar Żurek. The preliminary questions concern whether persons appointed to the Supreme Court in the politicis...

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...