Have you ever felt insecure, anxious or confused about your rights as an employee of an international organization?
Have you faced a problem at work and wondered whether the organization was treating you fairly and in accordance with its own rules?
If you are nodding in agreement, you are not alone.
As an attorney focused on employment law and a former staff member of numerous international organizations such as the World Health Organization and the World Trade Organization, I understand how you feel.
I spent nearly a decade providing legal advice to executive heads, senior managers, human resources practitioners, investigators, ethicists and other key personnel in international organizations. While the administration benefits from significant legal advice, unfortunately it appears that the average staff member - irrespective of their grade in the organization - does not fully understand their employment rights. For consultants or interns, who are usually newcomers to the UN system, this lack of understanding about their rights could put them at risk of being mistreated.
This website aims to - in some small way - level the playing field for the average employee. It includes explanations of subjects such as administrative decisions, mediation, whistleblowing and internal investigations. Whether you are a staff member, consultant, intern or even a person aspiring to have a career in an international organization, I hope that this website helps you to better understand your rights in international organizations such as the United Nations. Finally, for individuals who find themselves in a dispute with their employer, I also offer legal services and counselling to help you claim your rights and resolve issues.
Thank you for visiting this website. Please feel free to contact me for any questions.