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.

Opinion of the Polish Judges’ Association ‘Iustitia’ on the Act of 20 December 2019 amending the Act- the Law on the System of Common Courts, the Act on the Supreme Court and Certain Other Acts.

It is the official position of the Board of the Polish Judges’ Association ‘Iustitia’ that the real purpose of this legislation (here also referred to as the New Law) is to ultimately subordinate the judiciary to the political power. The legislation deprives judges of their independence, as under a threat of expulsion from the office, they are prohibited from applying the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of November 2019. This constitutes a breach of Poland’s commi...

If we do not step up efforts to defend the rule of law, the EU will be at risk, outgoing Rule of Law Commissioner Frans Timmermans told EU lawmakers on Thursday (5 September)

Timmermans lobbied MEPs on the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) to support the European Commission’s proposal to combine the application of the rule of law with access to EU funds. “The European Commission calls on the Council and Parliament to rapidly adopt the regulation on the adoption of the protection of the EU’s budget in connection to the rule of law,” Timmermans urged MEPs. The European Parliament has long been demanding the ...

Statement on the latest developments concerning Polish neo-NCJ

When the final decision has been given by the Supreme Administrative Court of Poland on the 28th of June, 2019 lists of supporters of the neo-National Council of Judiciary of Poland (neo-NCJ) should have been disclosed immediately by the Polish Speaker of the Parliament Office. Since the Supreme Administrative Court of Poland has pointed out that the access to public information is guaranteed in article 61 of Polish Constitution and its restriction can only take place “due to the prot...

ENCJ BOARD CALLS ON THE POLISH PARLIAMENT TO PUBLISH SUPPORT LISTS OF KRS MEMBERS

In a letter dated 8 August the ENCJ Board called upon the Polish Parliament, the Sejm, to make the support lists of the judicial members of the KRS publis as has been ordered by the Supreme Administrative Court of Poland in a recent judgement. The Executive Board of the ENCJ is of the opinion that it is of essential importance that the lists will be published as soon as possible. See the letter and the position paper of the Executive Board of last year.  This...

There won’t be any lists of support for neo National Council of Judiciary of Poland. Final court judgment has not been enforced.

The President of the Office for Personal Data Protection wants to examine a final court judgement.In a country governed by the rule of law it is unthinkable. Every official is required to execute the sentence. Citizens, representatives of the legislative andexecutive branches of government or a judge who supported neoNCJP candidates have to comply with the court’s decisions. No one can be above thelaw.Failure to disclose public information in accordance with a final court judgement is a crimin...

EAJ unanimously adopts a resolution on Poland in Copenhagen

On May 10th 2019 the EAJ unanimously adopted in Copenhagen a resolution on Poland.

The document is available under the following URL:

https://www.iaj-uim.org/iuw/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/RESOLUTION-ON-POLAND-Copenhagen-10-May-2019.pdf