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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.

Polish president`s faulty appointments of judges of the supreme court will be heard by the european court of justice in luxembourg

The Association of Polish Judges IUSTITIA hereby informs that two of its representatives will participate in the meeting of the Court of Justice in the European Union in Luxembourg regarding the question for a preliminary ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court (case C-824/18) on Monday July 6,2020. The hearing will be held in the Court's Great Hall and is scheduled to start at 14.30. The following judges will be present: judge Monika Frąckowiak and judge Piotr Gąciarek. Polish judges will...

The Polish government "responds" to the European Commission - The position of the National Board of the Polish Judges Association (IUSTITIA) in connection with the Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court’s recent activities contrary to the ruling of the

Today, June 24, 2020, is the deadline scheduled by the European Commission for the Polish government (namely, the Minister of Justice) to explain how the government has complied with the Grand Chamber of the CJEU’s ruling of April 8, 2020 in case C-791/19 Commission v Poland. In this decision, the Grand Chamber suspended the application of national provisions regarding the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court Disciplinary Chamber in disciplinary matters of judges. This results from the a...

‼ The president’s spokesman announced that Andrzej Duda had appointed Małgorzata Manowska as the first president of the Supreme Court.

Małgorzata Manowska: in 2007 – deputy minister of justice in Zbigniew Ziobro’s ministry; later the Court of Appeal in Warsaw; since 2016, head of the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, appointed by Zbigniew Ziobro; since 2018, in the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court recommended by the neo-NCJ. in parallel, she still heads the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, although the former First President of the Supreme Court prof. Małgorzata Gersdorf obj...

Statement by 50 Supreme Court judges

Warsaw, 23 May 2020 In recent days, we have been dealing with events in the Supreme Court whose formal objective was to select five candidates for the position of the First President of the Supreme Court. In fact, the aim was to include among the candidates a person who, prior to the General Assembly meeting, had already been decided by the decision-makers to hold this position. This is demonstrated by the following circumstances, in addition to the recent changes to the provisions of the Supre...

CJEU decision should close the way for abuse of the arbitrary recognition of the elections validity” - Professor Krystian Markiewicz President of the Association of Polish Judges Iustitia

"Today's CJEU decision not only clearly prohibits the Polish government to illegally repress judges, by suspending the so-called Disciplinary Chamber, but has a much broader effect - it should close the way for abuse of the arbitrary recognition of the elections validity” - Professor Krystian Markiewicz President of the Association of Polish Judges Iustitia. Today, on 8 April 2020. The Court of Justice of the European Union (Grand Chamber)granted the Commission's application for interim ...

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...