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Part II Institutions, s.2 Further Institutions of the Council of Europe as a Whole, 13 The Administrative Tribunal

Dorothee von Arnim

From: The Council of Europe: Its Law and Policies

Edited By: Stefanie Schmahl, Marten Breuer

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 09 August 2022

Democracy — Responsibility of international organizations — Rule of law

This chapter is an examination of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe (the Tribunal), its functions, and its proceedings. The Tribunal safeguards the right of the organisation’s staff of access to a court in employment disputes. Concerning that right, and other fundamental rights relevant to employment relations, the Tribunal increasingly draws inspiration also from the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), whose techniques of drafting and reasoning are similar to those of the Tribunal. Moreover, the Tribunal is composed of three judges and three deputy judges, with one judge and their deputy appointed by the ECtHR — the Tribunal’s Chair. The other two judges and two deputy judges are appointed by the Council of Ministers (CM).

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