Wednesday, April 14, 2010

UN Whistleblowers Beware: Secretary-General Impostor on the Loose!

According to a March 19 decision by United Nations Dispute Tribunal (UNDT) Judge Michael Adams, a UN Secretary-General impostor is on the loose. As Judge Adams wrote in D’HOOGE v. SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS:

Counsel for the respondent conceded that authority to terminate the applicant’s contract resided solely in the Secretary-General and no other official and that, in fact, the Secretary-General had not made the decision. The letter of termination, however, categorically stated that this was the decision of the Secretary-General. This was completely untrue and, what is more, must have been either known to the author to be untrue or was made recklessly without regard to its truthfulness or otherwise.

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