Important reform of the ILO Administrative Tribunal

News | 21 June 2021
On 18 June 2021, after two and a half years of consultations with all relevant stakeholders, the International Labour Conference adopted amendments to the Statute of the ILO Administrative Tribunal. The amendments seek to modernize the Tribunal’s Statute and to align it with prevailing good practices. In particular, the term of office of judges is now set at five years renewable once, the eligibility criteria for judges are defined for the first time, and express reference is made to geographical distribution and gender balance in the composition of the Tribunal. In accordance with the amended article III of the Statute, the Conference also appointed four new judges, including a judge from the People’s Republic of China for the first time.