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Hearing of the Administrative Tribunal

25.09.2014 - A hearing will be held before the Administrative Tribunal on Thursday 2 October 2014 in the Tribunal’s hearing-room in the D building at 9.30 am in appeal No. 543-KURT TORUN. As soon as it finishes, a hearing will be held in appeal No. 547-BECRET. The hearings will be chaired by Mr. Giorgio MALINVERNI, Deputy Chair of the Tribunal.

Registration of an appeal before the Administrative Tribunal

26.08.2014 - On 14 August 2014, the Administrative Tribunal registered appeal No. 554/2014 – Viacheslav PETRASHENKO v. Secretary General. The appellant seeks the annulment of the Secretary General’s decision not to appoint him to a position of lawyer at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights and not to put him on the reserve list further to an external recruitment competition. This information is given to enable those who so wish to exercise their right to intervene under Article 10 of the Statute of the Administrative Tribunal.

Extension of the jurisdiction of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe to other international governmental organisations

25.08.2014 - In its Resolution 2014(4) of 11 June 2014, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has amended Article 15 of the Statute of the Tribunal - Appendix XI to the Staff Regulations. By this change, the jurisdiction of the Administrative Tribunal has been extended to cover disputes between international governmental organisations other than the Council of Europe and their respective officials. Further information can be obtained from the Registry of the Administrative Tribunal. Discussions are ongoing between the Council of Europe and the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine to allow it to recognize the jurisdiction of the Tribunal.

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12.05.2014 - The “Conference on best practices in resolving employment disputes in international organisations” hosted by the International Labour Office was held on 15 and 16 September 2014 in Geneva.


25.03.2014 - On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of its establishment, the International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal organises on 4 April 2014 in Washington a Symposium entitled “The future of international administrative law: Harmonization? Fragmentation? Dialogue?”, which will bring together scholars, judges, counsel for applicants and international organisations’ representatives. On the preceding day, more than 70 Judges and Registry personnel, representing some fifteen international administrative tribunals, will be convened for private meetings. The Council of Europe Administrative Tribunal will be represented by Mr G. Malinverni, Deputy Chair, and Mr S. Sansotta, Registrar. The Chair Malinverni will do a presentation on “The Relationship between The Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights” in session III of the programme.

This event is presented in collaboration with the American Society of International Law (, the International Law Association (, and the American Branch of the International Law Association (

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The Administrative Tribunal of the Council f of Europe (ATCE), previously named the Council of Europe Appeals Board until 5 April 1994, is an international administrative court competent to hear complaints of the serving and former staff members of the Council of Europe against their employer. The Tribunal was established in 1965 and is based in Strasbourg, in France, where are located the Council of Europe’s headquarters.

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Latest decision published on 17.03.2014: No. 540/2013 - Staff Committee (XIV) v. Secretary General
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Latest appeal registered on 14.08.2014: No. 554/2014 - Viacheslav PETRASHENKO v. Secretary General
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