26th Session, 1971
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Full Judgment Text: EN,
"[T]he principle of limitation of liability has been accepted in many systems of law. [I]t is far from clear that it governs the relations between the United Nations and its officials, since the Statute of the Administrative Tribunal of the United Nations makes provision for exceptional cases. To the extent to which it does govern such relations, it operates solely by virtue of an express provision in that statute."
enforcement; general principle; liability; limits; unat statute;
The Statute of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal stipulates that awards of compensation may not exceed a specified amount, in particular in cases of dismissal. "A tribunal without a similar provision in its Statute is not entitled to impose upon an official what would amount in effect to a condition of his employment to which he has not assented."
amount; damages; enforcement; iloat; limits; termination of employment; unat; unat statute;