Mismanagement

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Corporate Governance and Ethical Leadership

Corporate Governance and Ethical Leadership“There are seven things that will destroy us: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Religion without sacrifice; Politics without principle; Science without humanity; Business without ethics”. Mahatma Gandhi.

When you evaluate the reasons for the collapse of global companies such as Enron, Tyco, Lehman Brothers, WorldCom, Global Crossing, and Indian company Satyam Computers, it is obvious that there was a complete disregard for ethics in their leaders.…
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What is Inner City Press?

What is Inner City Press?A news website that claims to conduct hard-hitting investigative journalism on the United Nations faces questions over its credibility and motives. The Inner City Press posts articles with on-the-record quotes by high-level UN officials while exposing shocking details of alleged corruption.

This seems relevant for the mainstream media, since there are many rumors and innuendos of rampant corruption at the UN, while officials enjoy diplomatic immunity so they can act with impunity and above the law.…
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Judiciary Notebook – UN Style

Judiciary Notebook – UN StyleInjustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Code of Conduct for the UNDT/UNAT Judges:
(UN GA Document # A/65/86 of 15 June 2010).

Unsurprisingly, it has taken a year or so to write/publish Code of Conduct for the judges working for the reformed UN Internal Justice system since it came into being on 1 July 2009.…
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Appeal to UN General Assembly

Appeal to UN General AssemblyWhen you mention a famous race horse, they always ask, “from which stable?”  The stable is important, as it establishes the ancestry, authenticity and the breed.

When you name a lawyer who has done well, people ask you, “from which chamber?”  The Chamber is important. It establishes the hierarchy and cultural tradition in which the lawyer was born and has been reared.…
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UN Judges

Bravo! Judge Adams

Bravo! Judge AdamsNew sunshine exposing the muck around… Can this be cleared sooner than later?

Ref: UNDT Judgment UNDT/2010/001/R, 6 January 2010, and UNDT Judgment UNDT/2010/030, 22 February 2010. Abboud vs Secretary-General of the United Nations.

To say in one sentence: the twenty-five pages of judgment UNDT/2010/001/R, 6 January 2010, while upholding applicant’s appeal and awarding a compensation to him, exposed the accumulated ego-muck galore, and the usual emotional and manipulative garbage in the UN top down.…
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Justice Delayed

Making Sense of it All – II

Making Sense of it All - IIIn a democratic framework nothing is flawless, but the real strength of a true democracy is its ability to correct the flaws in time and eliminate repetition.” Indian Cabinet Minister (probably in his wisdom mode).

Reading through the judgments, orders, etc. especially of late 2009 and of the UNDTs in all the three locations; New York, Geneva and Nairobi; may bring about a sense of relief and a glimmer of hope that up to now the judges seem being allowed to function independently and without interference, fear or outside influence.…
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Waiting For Justice

Making Sense of it All

Making Sense of it AllWe must admit, at least the possibility, that everything we believe to be true is not (or may not be) true.”  Thomas M. Easley in his book “The Mechanics of GOD”.

Isn’t it true that the UN staff had to wait over 50+ years to see some kind of reform of the dysfunctional and disabled (or differently-enabled) internal justice system?   …
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