Application for Review of Judgment No. 158 of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal
OVERVIEW OF THE CASE
On 28 April 1972, the United Nations Administrative Tribunal gave, in Judgement No. 158, its ruling on a complaint by a former United Nations staff member concerning the non-renewal of his fixed-term contract. The staff member resorted to the machinery set up by the General Assembly in 1955, and applied for the review of this ruling to the Committee on Applications for Review of Administrative Tribunal Judgements, which decided that there was a substantial basis for the application and requested the Court to give an advisory opinion on two questions arising from the Applicant’s contentions. In its Advisory Opinion of 12 July 1973, the Court decided to comply with the Committee’s request considering that the review procedure was not incompatible with the general principles of litigation. It expressed the opinion that, contrary to those contentions, the Tribunal had not failed to exercise the jurisdiction vested in it and had not committed a fundamental error in procedure having occasioned a failure of justice.
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