MANDATEPhoto of UN document which reads Organization and Terms of Reference of the Office of Administration of Justice.

The Office of Administration of Justice (OAJ) was established with the rationale and mandate that “a separate Office of Administration of Justice, with operational and budgetary autonomy, would ensure the institutional independence of the system of internal justice”.

OAJ is an independent office responsible for the overall coordination of the formal system of administration of justice, and for contributing to its functioning in a fair, transparent and efficient manner.

OAJ provides substantive, technical and administrative support to the United Nations Dispute Tribunal and the United Nations Appeals Tribunal through their Registries; assists staff members and their representatives in pursuing claims and appeals through the Office of Staff Legal Assistance; and provides assistance, as appropriate, to the Internal Justice Council.

The organization and terms of reference of OAJ are set out in “Organization and terms of reference of the Office of Administration of Justice” ST/SGB/2010/3.