ILO Administrative Tribunal

The Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization is the heir of the Administrative Tribunal of the League of Nations, which was competent from 1927 to 1946 to hear complaints against the Secretariat of the League of Nations and against the International Labour Office. Since 1947 the Tribunal has heard complaints from serving and former officials of the International Labour Office and of the other international organisations that have recognized its jurisdiction. It is currently open to more than 58,000 international civil servants who are serving or former officials of 57 international organisations. The Tribunal is composed of seven judges, all of different nationalities, who are appointed for a renewable period of three years. The Tribunal's case law comprises over 4,200 judgments, available in English and in French. More

What's new?

  1. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Director-General of the ILO has decided to introduce mandatory teleworking for all staff at ILO headquarters and restrict access to the building as of 16 March 2020. The Tribunal’s Registry is subject to these measures and will not be able to receive regular mail with hard copies of the written submissions. However, contact by email will remain operational throughout this period and the Registry will try to reply to all requests and messages.
  2. IMPORTANT: Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the Tribunal has decided to postpone sine die its 130th Session, which was scheduled to start on 27 April 2020. The parties will be informed in due course of the dates of the next session by email and through this website.
  3. Video recording of the public delivery of judgments of the 129th Session
  4. Judgments of the 129th Session
  5. 129th Session - results
  6. Recognition and withdrawal of the recognition of the Tribunal's jurisdiction
  7. Election of the President and Vice-President of the Tribunal
  8. On 17 June 2019 the International Labour Conference decided to renew the appointment of Judge Patrick Frydman for a term of 3 years.
  9. Amendment to the Tribunal's Rules
  10. NEW: Guide to the procedure before the Tribunal
  11. NEW: Forms for applications for interpretation, execution and review
  12. To order our last publication
  13. Publication: 90 years of contribution of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization to the creation of international civil service law