UN APPEALS TRIBUNAL FORMS/FILING GUIDELINES

1. Be aware of the time limit for the filing;

2. Use the correct form;

3. Ensure the filing is within the maximum page and word limits set forth below;

4. Ensure the filing complies with the format and language requirements set forth below;

5. Create or log in to your e-filing portal account;

6. Submit the filing.

UN APPEALS TRIBUNAL FORMS, PAGE AND WORD LIMITS

FORM MAX. NUMBER OF PAGES MAX. NUMBER OF WORDS *
Appeal (Individual) 15 pages 6,750 words
Appeal (Organization) 15 pages 6,750 words
Answer 15 pages 6,750 words
Cross-Appeal 15 pages 6,750 words
Answer to Cross-Appeal 15 pages 6,750 words
Request for Suspension, Waiver, or Extension of Time Limit to Appeal 2 pages 900 words
Application for Interpretation of Judgement 2 pages 900 words
Application for Correction of Judgement 2 pages 900 words
Application for Revision of Judgement 5 pages 2,250 words
Application for Execution of Judgement 2 pages 900 words
Application for Intervention 5 pages 2,250 words
Application to File Friend-of-the-Court-Brief 5 pages 2,250 words
Objections to Friend-of-the-Court Application 5 pages 2,250 words
Generic Motion Template 5 pages 2,250 words
Response to Motions 2 pages 900 words
Comment on Applications 5 pages 2250 words
Motion for Additional Pleadings 5 pages 2250 words
Motion for Interim Measures 5 pages 2250 words
Motion for Recusal 5 pages 2250 words
Motion for Withdrawal of Appeal 2 pages 900 words

*including headings, footnotes and quotations

SPECIFIC FORMAT AND LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

LANGUAGE

English and French are the working languages of UNAT. However, submissions may be filed in any of the six official languages of the United Nations, Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish. If filed in any language other than English, submissions must be submitted in Word for use by translation unit.

PAPER SIZE

All filings must be on US letter or A4 paper.

MARGINS

At least one inch on all four sides.

FONT

12 point with 1.5 line spacing.

FOOTNOTES

10 point with single line spacing.

ANNEXES

A copy of any document or source referred to or relied upon in a submission must be attached as an annex (numbered in sequential Arabic numerals e.g. Annex 1, Annex 2, etc). “Document and source” includes but is not limited to internal rules, regulations, and other administrative issuances cited as well as judgment issued by a tribunal (other than UNDT or UNAT). Annexes should only contain copies of original documentation (letters, correspondence etc.) and not additional submissions. For more information see UNAT’s Practice Direction No. 1.

SIGNATURE


Parties must sign all their filings. Filings that do not comply with the prescribed format may be returned to the filing party.

FILING YOUR SUBMISSION:

Appeals and all related filings should be submitted through the e-filing portal. The e-filing system will subsequently allow parties to receive notifications by e-mail and have easy access to the case file. Only if a party is unable to make a filing through the e-filing portal, it may file its submissions with the Registry by e-mail (e-mail address: UNAT1@un.org) or by hand, post, pouch, or other means.