Friday, December 28, 2012

UN Justice: The former Italian UN intern begins hunger strike for justice


#UN intern on 1th day of #hungerstrike for #justice @UN @innercitypress @undpwatch @columlynch @lou_reuters @irinnews


20 December 2012
Dr di Giacomo, the Italian former UN intern, has announced in a letter to Ms. Axenidou, the Organization's Director of the General Legal Division, that beginning tonight, Rome time, he will go on hunger strike in protest against the continued delays in upholding the UN Legal Counsel’s undertaking to resolve his claim against Ms. Grant, a senior UN lawyer who was accused of defamation and calumny in a complaint to Office of the Attorney-General of Italy. 

The Organization has inexplicably ignored every request to negotiate a settlement of this dispute. The former UN intern has resorted to the hunger strike after over four years of less drastic attempts to persuade the UN Office of Legal Affairs to respect the UN Legal Counsel’s promise.

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