About the Association


Estonian Association of Judges (Eesti Kohtunike Ühing) is a non-profit voluntary association of the judges of the Republic of Estonia, founded on 18 December 1991. The Association is a legal person governed by private law. The Association is situated in Tallinn.

Estonian Association of Judges is the only judges association in Estonia. All members of the Association are active or retired judges or the Supreme Court justices.

Estonian Association of Judges is a member of the following international networks of judges' associations:

  1. International Association of Judges (IAJ) – since 1995

  2. European Association of Judges (EAJ) – since 1995

  3. Association of European Administrative Judges (AEAJ) – since 2008

  4. Council of the Baltic Associations of Judges – since 1993


The objectives of the Association are to:

  1. associate judges into a professional organization;

  2. protect the independence of courts and judges;

  3. protect the individual, work-related and socio-economic rights and legal interests of judges;

  4. shape and maintain the high level of professional ethics of judges;

  5. study the history of the courts which have functioned on the Estonian territory.