Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The new United Nations internal appeals tribunal created to adjudicate on disputes between staff and management has completed its first session during which it concluded 33 cases.
Judgements of the cases heard by the United Nations Appeals Tribunal (UNAT) will be posted on the website of the Office of the Administration of Justice when translation is completed this month.
“One goal of the new system is timely justice, so we want cases to move as fast as is reasonable,” said Inés Weinberg de Roca, UNAT’s President, in a statement.
Cases concluded in the session that ended on April 1, 2010 included disputes over staff promotions, pensions, sexual harassment and contract matters, among others issues.
The tribunal was instituted in 2009 to provide access to independent and professional courts for UN staff and management. The judges were elected by the General Assembly.
(from a UN press release)