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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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Request for Advisory Opinion

Request for Advisory Opinion (including the dossier of documents transmitted to the Court pursuant to article 65, paragraph 2 of the Statute)

3 July 1972
Request for Advisory Opinion (including the dossier of documents transmitted to the Court pursuant to article 65, paragraph 2 of the Statute)
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Verbatim record 1973/1

Reading of the Advisory Opinion - Public Sitting held at the Peace Palace, The Hague, on 12 July 1973, the President, Judge Lachs presiding
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Order of 14 July 1972

Fixing of time-limit: Written Statements
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Summaries of Advisory Opinions and Orders

Summary 1973/5

Summary of the Advisory Opinion of 12 July 1973
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Press release 1972/9

10 July 1972
Application for the Review of Judgment 158 of the United Nations - Administrative Tribunal - United Nations requests the International Court of Justice to give an Advisory Opinion
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Press release 1973/25

9 July 1973
Application for the Review of Judgment 158 of the United Nations - Administrative Tribunal - The Court will deliver its Advisory Opinion on 12 July 1973
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Press release 1973/26

12 July 1973
Application for the Review of Judgment 158 of the United Nations - Administrative Tribunal - The Court delivers its Advisory Opinion
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Correspondence

Correspondence

10 July 1972
Correspondence
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