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OTC International Team successful in three UNAT judgments

OTC International Team successful in three UNAT judgments In early 2019, Alex Haines, assisted by Stephen Butler, was instructed in three cases before the United Nations Appeals Tribunal  (UNAT) in New York.  The UNAT is the UN’s highest court for institutional matters.  All three appeals were allowed in the UNAT’s last session of 2019.  The cases involved the reclassification of posts within the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), a UN specialised agency responsible for regulating shipping based in London. In the cases of Sheffer v Secretary-General of the IMO, Judgment No. 2019-UNAT-949 and Dispert & Hoe v Secretary-General of the IMO, Judgment No. 2019-UNAT-958, the UNAT held that there were fundamental problems with the manner in which the IMO had dealt…

News, International 21 Jan, 2020

Chambers’ international team instructed in five appeals before the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development Administrative Tribunal

Alex Haines has recently been instructed in five appeals before the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development Administrative Tribunal (EBRDAT). The EBRDAT forms part of the grievance system of the EBRD – a multilateral development bank headquartered in London and established in 1991 to help build a new post-Cold War era in Central and Eastern Europe. The EBRDAT was set up in 2002 and is the final stage of appeal for the resolution of cases submitted by members of staff alleging the non-observance of their contracts of employment or terms of appointment, and concerning dismissals and disciplinary matters. The EBRDAT is composed of five judges, all of whom are nationals of different Member States of the EBRD. The Appeals Procedures of…

News, International 11 Jun, 2019

Alex Haines, headnote for Oxford International Organizations, OUP

In his latest headnote for Oxford International Organizations (OXIO), Alex Haines examines how the right to due process is incorporated into the Enforcement Policy and Procedures (EPPs) of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The EPPs, together with the Agreement Establishing the EBRD and the Enforcement Committee Terms of Reference, constitute the legal framework that governs the administrative process by which the EBRD determines whether or not to sanction firms and individuals alleged to have engaged in Prohibited Practices to ensure that EBRD resources and assets are used only for their intended purposes. The EBRD’s sanctions framework follows a two-tier enforcement process, similar to the World Bank Group. Although there are concerns as to the composition of the…

Legal Blog & Publications, News, International 6 Mar, 2019

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