The Evolving Jurisprudence of the International Administrative Tribunals: Convergence or Divergence? [chapter]

Joan S. Powers
2019 Good Governance and Modern International Financial Institutions  
Between the late 1940s and 1980, there were two principal international administrative tribunals in operation-the United Nations Administrative Tribunal and the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labor Organisation. Observers at the time noted that certain principles of international administrative law had become wellestablished in the jurisprudence of these tribunals, and that their judgments reflected a commonality in approach. However, since 1980, a number of new administrative
more » ... unals have been established by various international organizations, including each of the multilateral development banks and other international financial institutions, and the UN has changed to a two-tier judicial system. Now, with over 15 administrative tribunals in operation, can it still be said that there is a general harmonization amongst the tribunals? Or have the tribunals gone in different directions in analyzing the legal framework for the employment relationship within an international organization? This presentation will examine these questions with respect to selected issues considered by administrative tribunals. Joan S. Powers -9789004408326 Downloaded from Brill.com03/09/2020
doi:10.1163/9789004408326_007 fatcat:stip54hrinhwtjg76v42xra5lu