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April 2015


Common Focus and Autonomy of International Administrative Tribunals presentation

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Last month, Alex Haines from Bretton Woods Law gave a presentation in Strasbourg at the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe.  The International Colloquy was entitled “Common Focus and Autonomy of International Administrative Tribunals” and took place on 19th and 20th March 2015 at the Council of Europe.

Over two hundred people attended the conference including judges from the ECtHR and the following International Administrative Tribunals: UNDT, UNAT, CoEAT, IMFAT, EUCST, NATOAT, ADBAT, ESAAT, EUMETSAT and OECDAT.  The conference also saw the gathering of academics, legal advisers, staff representatives and independent practioners.

The programme covered the role and importance of administrative tribunals in international organisations, fundamental rights, factors affecting the exercise of the right to appeal, appeals systems and discretionary power.  A list of the participants, speakers and presentations can be accessed here and