Fundamental rights in International Organisations

News
SACE

Discussions about fundamental rights at the Council of Europe: the staff of international organisations (IO’s) need means for redress against their administrations …

1. Referring to its Resolution 2206 (2018) on jurisdictional immunity of international organisations and the rights of their staff, the Parliamentary Assembly calls on the Committee of Ministers to:

1.1. encourage the international organisations to which the member States of the Council of Europe belong to look at whether “reasonable alternative means of legal protection” are available in the event of disputes between international organisations and members of their staff;
1.2. invite those international organisations to guarantee transparency of their staff policies and to ensure that information on employment disputes is available to their staff;
1.3. initiate reflection on:

  • 1.3.1. ways to guarantee that the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe is also accessible to trade unions;
  • 1.3.2. whether the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe should be complemented by an appellate judicial body, either within the Council of Europe itself or by pooling resources with other international organisations in order to create a joint appeals body for several administrative tribunals;

1.4. carry out a comparative study on the extent to which the internal remedy systems in international organisations are compatible with Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ETS No. 5) – Right to a fair trial – and with other relevant human rights (including social rights), and, where appropriate, make recommendations on how these systems can be improved with a view to attaining a higher level of protection of these rights.

2. The Assembly welcomes the work carried out by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI) on the jurisdictional immunity of international organisations and encourages it to look into these issues in greater detail, in particular in the context of disputes between international organisations and their staff.

 

Jurisdictional immunity of international organisations and the rights of their staff

Latest News

Happy Labour Day 2024
USF

We wish all workers to have the right to participate in the decision-making processes, wherever they are, whatever work they do

Read more
EPSU Manifesto for EU Elections 2024
USF

The European Parliament elections hold immense significance for us. At the heart of our mission lies the welfare and rights of public service workers across Europe.

Read more