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.


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:


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...