Monday, April 12, 2010

UN Tribunal Supports Whistleblower in Quest for Investigative Report

In a positive precedent for whistleblowers throughout the UN system, a United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) judge recently ruled that a whistleblower should have access to the investigative report about his retaliation claims (Wasserstrom v. Secretary-General of the United Nations). Judge Michael Adams also critiqued the Office of Internal Oversight Services, Ethics Office and Secretary-General for failing to protect the whistleblower, who “alleged that certain actions, supported by other senior UN officials, concerning the management of public enterprises in Kosovo were unlawful.” (para. 2)

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