Established in the framework of Article 59, paras 5, 6 and 7, of the Council of Europe Staff Regulations

When staff members of the Council of Europe file an administrative complaint with the Secretary General, they may request him or her to refer it for the preliminary opinion of the Advisory Committee on Disputes. The Secretary General may also do so at his/her own initiative.
 

The task of the Advisory Committee on Disputes is to issue an entirely independent and reasoned opinion on the administrative complaints referred to it. This is not a court of first instance. Its opinions, which do not bind the Secretary General, may relate both to the lawfulness of the contested acts and to their expediency and it may propose settlements based on considerations of equity.

The Committee is made up of two members and two substitutes elected by the staff for two years and the same number of members and substitutes appointed by the Secretary General for the same term.

 COMPOSITION OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DISPUTES (1 July 2021-30 June 2023)

ChairMs Ulrika FLODIN-JANSON

Members appointed by the Secretary General
Titular members:
Ms Ulrika FLODIN-JANSON
Mr Hallvard GORSETH

Substitute members:
Ms Catherine DU-BERNARD ROCHY
Mr Nicola Daniele CANGEMI
Members elected by the staff
Titular members:
Mr Yves WINISDOERFFER
Ms Françoise KEMPF

Substitute members:
Ms Tatiana TRUSSEVITS
Mr Emmanuel SIMONET

Co-secretaries: Ms Pamela McCORMICK and Mr Sönmez ÖZTÜRK