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Request for an opinion on jurisdictional immunity of international organisations and rights of their staff

20.02.2018 - During the 2018 First part-session, on 26 January 2018, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe examined a report on Jurisdictional immunity of international organisations and rights of their staff. In this context, it adopted the Resolution No. 2206.and made the Recommendation No. 2122 (2018) to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

On 7 February 2018, the Committee of Ministers agreed, inter alia, to communicate this Recommendation to the Administrative Tribunal for an opinion by 21 March 2018.

Hearings of the Administrative Tribunal

16.01.2018 - Two hearings were held before the Administrative Tribunal on Wednesday 24 January 2018 in the Tribunal’s hearing room in the D building in appeals below:

- 9.30 a.m.: Nos. 582 and 583/2017 – Régis BRILLAT and Riccardo PRIORE v. Secretary General
- 11 a.m.: No. 586/2017 – Manuel PAOLILLO v. Secretary General.

The first hearing was chaired by Mr Christos ROZAKIS, Chair of the Tribunal; the second hearing by Mr Giorgio Malinverni, Deputy Chair.

Extension of the jurisdiction of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe to the staff of the HCCH and OTIF

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Signature with the HCCH
15.12.2017 - The Council of Europe signed two Agreements with the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage by Rail (OTIF) to extend the jurisdiction of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe to these international organisations enjoying immunity. From now on, the Administrative Tribunal will be able to examine the related disputes between these organisations and their staff members. Both Agreements were signed by Ms. Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni, Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, and, respectively, on 24 November 2017 by Mr. Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General of HCCH, and on 8 December by Mr. François Davenne, Secretary General of OTIF.
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Signature with OTIF

The Agreements provide for an internal appeal procedure – prior to the referral to the Tribunal – which will apply to staff of both Organisations. It is a procedure specific to the international organisation concerned, which involves a conciliator during the procedure. The conciliator is appointed by the Chair of the Administrative Tribunal.

On 16 December 2014, the Administrative Tribunal had already signed a similar Agreement allowing the extension of its jurisdiction to the Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine (CCNR).

The Information and texts governing the procedure will be published under the menu "Membership" of the Administrative Tribunal’s website.

Any international governmental organisation wishing to recognize the jurisdiction of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe could contact the Registry of the Tribunal for further information.

- Agreement signed with the HCCH
- Agreement signed with OTIF
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21.12.2017 - Book published by the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization

Following the Symposium organised on 5 May 2017 by the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization to celebrate the 90 years of its existence and its 125th Session held in 2017, the book "90 years of contribution of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization to the creation of international civil service law" has been published.

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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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