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UNRWA Dispute Tribunal. Professionalized Transparent Independent & Impartial Judge Selection of Judge by Internal Justice Committee comprised of staff representatives; TLA; DHR and three distinguished external jurists. How to File an Application.

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Professionalized
  • Transparent
  • Independent & Impartial Judge
    • Selection of Judge by Internal Justice Committee comprised of staff representatives; TLA; DHR and three distinguished external jurists
how to file an application
How to File an Application
  • Applications are to be submitted on the “new” Application Form
  • Filed by the staff member directly with the Registrar
  • The Application Form is on the Intranet and can be obtained from the Registrar at registrar-unrwa.dt@unrwa.org
practice directions
Practice Directions
  • The Judge has issued two Practice Directions:

Practice Direction No. 1: Requirements for submitting documentation to the Tribunal

Practice Direction No. 2: Requirements for filing requests for interim relief

time limit for filing application
Time Limit for Filing Application
  • The staff member shall file an application to the UNRWA DT within 90 calendar days of receiving the outcome of the decision review or within 90 calendar days of the expiry of the response period for decision review, if no outcome is communicated.
  • All applications, and their corresponding materials, may be submitted to the UNRWA DT in Arabic or English.
time limit for agency reply
Time Limit for Agency Reply
  • The Agency shall file its reply within 30 calendar days of receiving the application from the Registrar.
duties of judge of unrwa dt
Duties of Judge of UNRWA DT
  • An independent, external Judge will:
    • Preside over the UNRWA DT
    • Examine the facts of the case
    • Hold oral hearings if necessary
    • Order production of evidence from either party
    • Impose measures to protect confidentiality
    • Make findings of fact
    • Issue binding Judgements
legal officer staff assistance
Legal Officer (Staff Assistance)

The post of Legal Officer (Staff Assistance) has been established at HQ Amman to

  • advise staff members on options for resolving disputes - including mediation, decision review and appeals
  • assist in preparing their submissions to the UNRWA Dispute Tribunal and the United Nations Appeals Tribunal, including legal advice on relevant Tribunal Statutes and Rules of Procedure and Staff Regulations, Rules and Directives and the jurisprudence concerning the relationship between the staff members and the Agency
  • to accompany or appear on behalf of staff members at hearings before the UNRWA Dispute Tribunal
  • Hala Abu-Hijleh + 962 6 580 8174
time limit for filing appeal to unat
Time Limit for Filing Appeal to UNAT
  • An appeal must be filed within 60calendar days from receipt of the UNRWA DT’s Judgement