50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CREATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE

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1 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE CREATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUY COMMON FOCUS AND AUTONOMY OF INTERNATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March COUNCIL OF EUROPE, STRASBOURG Programme Room 5 (2 nd Floor, Palais de l Europe) 1

2 PROGRAMME Thursday 19 March to 9.10 a.m.: Registration 9.10 to 9.40 a.m.: Opening ceremony Opening addresses: Mr Christos ROZAKIS, Chair of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe Mr Thorbjørn JAGLAND, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Mr Ali BAHADIR, Member of the Staff Committee of the Council of Europe 9.40 to a.m.: SESSION 1: The role and importance of administrative tribunals in international organisations Moderator: Mr Thomas LAKER, Judge and former President of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (Geneva) - Ms Catherine O REGAN, President of the IMF Administrative Tribunal - Mr Andrzej ANTOSZKIEWICZ, Deputy Director and OSCE Ethics Co-ordinator, Department of Human Resources, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe - Mr Ali BAHADIR, Lawyer at the Registry of the European Court of Human Rights, Head of the Staff Committee s Working Group on «staff regulations and legal issues» of the Council of Europe to a.m.: coffee break 2

3 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.: SESSION 2: Fundamental rights and international organisations: subjective rights and procedural safeguards Moderator: Mr Giorgio MALINVERNI, Deputy Chair of the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe, former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights - Mr Dean SPIELMANN, President of the European Court of Human Rights - Mr Giuseppe PALMISANO, President of the European Committee of Social Rights, Conseil de l Europe - Ms Memooda EBRAHIM-CARSTENS, President of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal 1 to 2.30 p.m.: LUNCH BREAK 2.30 to 4 p.m.: SESSION 3: Factors affecting the exercise of the right to appeal: access ratione personae, anonymity, mediation / conciliation, costs and legal aid Moderator: Ms Inès WEINBERG de ROCA, Second Vice President of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal - Access ratione personae / anonymity: Ms Magali ROJAS DELGADO, President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Organisation of American States - Mediation / conciliation / friendly settlement of disputes: Mr Horstpeter KREPPEL, Judge at the European Union Civil Service Tribunal - Costs and legal aid: Mr Vinod BOOLELL, Judge of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal (Nairobi) 3

4 4 to 4.30 p.m.: coffee break 4.30 to 6 p.m.: SESSION 4: Effectiveness of decisions before judgment (stays of execution) and after judgment (enforcement measures). Appeals system. Moderator: Mr Chris de COOKER, President of the NATO Administrative Tribunal - Mr Yves RENOUF, Legal Counsel for administration, World Trade Organization - Mr Alex HAINES, Barrister, Bretton Woods Law - Ms Anne-Marie THEVENOT-WERNER, Doctor at the University of Paris 1, Panthéon- Sorbonne, Lecturer in public law 6 to 7 p.m.: Reception given by Mr Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Friday 20 March to a.m.: SESSION 5: The specific nature of international civil service law when compared with national law Moderator: Ms Linda TAYLOR, Executive Director, Office of Administration of Justice, United Nations - Ms Celia GOLDMAN, Registrar of the IMF Administrative Tribunal and Judge at the Administrative Tribunal of the European Stability Mechanism - Mr Yaraslau KRYVOI, Associate Professor, School of Law, University of West London - Mr Christos VASSILOPOULOS, Adviser to the Central Bank of Luxembourg, Judge at the NATO Administrative Tribunal 4

5 10.30 to 11 a.m.: coffee break 11 a.m. to p.m.: SESSION 6: Discretionary power and its review before tribunals in the various fields of human resources management Moderator: Ms Lakshmi SWAMINATHAN, President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank - Mr Jörg POLAKIEWICZ, Council of Europe Legal Adviser - Ms Virginia MELGAR, President of the Administrative Tribunal of the European Stability Mechanism - Mr Piotr GLONEK, Vice-President of the Staff Committee and of the General Assembly, European Parliament to 1 p.m.: CONCLUSIONS: - Mr Michael GROEPPER, Chairman of the Appeals Board of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Chairman of the Appeals Board of the EUMETSAT - Mr Jean WALINE, Judge at the Administrative Tribunal of the Council of Europe 1 to 2.30 p.m.: LUNCH BREAK AFTERNOON (3-4 p.m.): Visit of the European Court of Human Rights and meeting and discussion with Mr Paul MAHONEY, Judge (since 2012) and former Registrar ( ) of the Court, and former President of the European Union Civil Service Tribunal ( ) and of the Appeals Board of the European Space Agency ( ). 5

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