INTERNAL JUSTICE COUNCIL

The General Assembly established the Internal Justice Council (IJC) as part of the new internal justice system in order to help ensure independence, professionalism and accountability in the administration of justice system of the United Nations.

The IJC is composed of five members consisting of a staff representative, a management representative and two distinguished external jurists, one nominated by the staff and one by management, and chaired by a distinguished jurist chosen by consensus by the four other members. The IJC members are appointed by the Secretary General.

The General Assembly also tasked the Council to undertake the search for suitable candidates for the positions of judges when there is a vacancy on the UNDT and UNAT, including by conducting interviews as necessary, and to recommend to the General Assembly two or three candidates for each vacancy with due regard to geographical distribution; as well as to provide its views on the implementation of the system of administration of justice to the General Assembly.

In accordance with General Assembly resolution 62/228,the judges of the UN Dispute Tribunal and the UN Appeals Tribunal are appointed by the General Assembly on the recommendation of suitable candidates by the IJC. No two judges in any of the Tribunals can be of the same nationality.

Read more about the terms of reference and membership of the Internal Justice Council in General Assembly resolution 62/228 and see ST/IC/2017/31.

REPORTS OF THE INTERNAL JUSTICE COUNCIL

REFERENCE TITLE DESCRIPTION
A/72/210 Report of the Internal Justice Council Administration of justice
A/71/158 Report of the Internal Justice Council Administration of justice
A/70/190* Report of the Internal Justice Council Judicial appointment
A/70/188* Report of the Internal Justice Council Administration of justice
A/69/373/Add.1 Report of the Internal Justice Council, Addendum Judicial appointment
A/69/373 Report of the Internal Justice Council Judicial appointment
A/69/205 Report of the Internal Justice Council Administration of justice
A/68/306 Report of the Internal Justice Council Administration of justice
A/67/538 Report of the Internal Justice Council Administration of justice
A/67/98 Report of the Internal Justice Council Administration of justice
A/66/664/Add.1 Report of the Internal Justice Council, Addendum Judicial appointment
A/66/664 Report of the Internal Justice Council Judicial appointment
A/66/158 Report of the Internal Justice Council Administration of justice
A/65/853 Report of the Internal Justice Council Judicial appointment
A/65/671 Report of the Internal Justice Council Judicial appointment
A/65/304 Report of the Internal Justice Council Administration of justice
A/65/86 Report of the Internal Justice Council Administration of justice
A/64/791 Report of the Internal Justice Council Judicial appointment
A/63/489/Add.1 Report of the Internal Justice Council, Addendum Judicial appointment
A/63/489 Report of the Internal Justice Council Judicial appointment