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.

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. ...

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...