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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.

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

Another amendment (8th in lat 3 years) to the Act on the Supreme Court.

Repeal of the judge`s immunity: After the amendment comes into force, the members of a special court - the Supreme Court Disciplinary Chamber, elected by the politicized National Council of Judiciary with the majority of former prosecutors with connections with the Minister of Justice - Prosecutor General, will decide upon the judges` arrested and prosecution. The repeal of the judge`s immunity will be the competence of the supreme Court Disciplinary Chamber in both instances – single judge ...

Advocate General Tanchev: the Court should rule that the provisions of Polish legislation relating to the lowering of the retirement age for Supreme Court judgesare contrary to EU law

Advocate General’s Opinion in Case C-619/18 Commission vs Poland - here (pdf).

New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2019/04/11/world/europe/ap-eu-poland-judiciary.html

3,000 Polish judges want the dismissal of the National Council of the Judiciary

3007 judges (91 p/c of all those who took part in the vote) are convinced that the new National Council of the Judiciary (KRS) is not performing the tasks it should and 2881 of them believe it should resign. These are the results of a referendum in as many as 139 courts to date. The referendum is underway in the remaining courts. Poland has ca 10 000 judges.  The results of the referendum are disastrous for the new KRS, which the judges call a ‘neo-KRS’. Almost one third of all Pol...

Polish Constitutional Tribunal did not yet legalize National Council of Judiciary

The expected ruling of the Constitutional Tribunal would confirm that the current Polish National Council of Judiciary (KRS), suspended from the European Networks of Councils of Judiciary in September 2018, is legal and capable of guaranteeing independence of judiciary, which critics claim it is not. Either there is a problem with the unanimity of the judges, while the Constitutional Tribunal prefers to speak as one in political matters, or the leaders of the party and the government stopped the...

The Statement of the National Board of the "Iustitia" on November 16, 2018 regarding the consequences of the competition for the positions of the judges of the Supreme Court

The "Iustitia`s" National Board fully supports the statement of the President of the Supreme Court Stanisław Zabłocki expressed in the ordinance of November 5, 2018 on the removal of the cases designated for judgement to Wojciech Sych and the failure to appoint Wojciech Sych to the adjudication panels. It is a manifestation of deep concern for the justice system, the authority of the highest judicial authority and safety of the parties of all the cases pending in the Supreme Court. ...