The information shared in this section of the website is intended to provide general information to help readers answering some basic questions about how the Administrative Tribunal functions. This information is not equivalent to legal advice and cannot be cited as a source of law before the Tribunal. In case of discrepancies, the Statute and the Rules of Procedure of the Administrative Tribunal prevail over information published in this section of the website.

Referral to the Administrative Tribunal is possible in the cases and under the conditions laid down in the Staff Regulations or other corresponding text of the defendant organisation, whether it is the Council of Europe, the Council of Europe Development Bank or one of the affiliated organisations (CCNR, OTIF, HCCH).

The referral must be made in accordance with the rules laid down in the Statute of the Administrative Tribunal, which sets out its legal framework and governs its work, and the provisions of its Rules of Procedure, which govern the conduct of the proceedings.

Before bringing a case to the Tribunal, it is therefore advisable to become acquainted with these rules, in order to understand how the Tribunal operates and the formalities that must be fulfilled in order to meet the requirements of the judicial procedure.