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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 Dark

Judgment on UN Retirees Common Cause Appeal

Judgment on UN Retirees Common Cause AppealWhen a judgment and justice be the same?” – quote from ancient Eastern wisdom.

More than a year after the appeal was submitted, firstly (May 2009) with the Standing Committee of the UN Pension Fund and after nine months it was presented (August 2009) to the UN Appeals Tribunal, and after an uneventful 80 minute oral hearing session on 22 June 2010, the Tribunal President pronounced its judgement on Thursday, 1 July 2010: “the case was dismissed”.…
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integrative medicine

Traditional Medicine, Ayurveda – Science of Life

Traditional Medicine, Ayurveda - Science of LifeTraditional Medicine (Ayurveda – Science of Life) in the eyes of the UN Health and Insurance.

Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the successes as well as stresses of your lives. From ancient Sanskrit verse.

Ayurveda as per Wikipedia:

Ayurveda (Devanāgarī: आयुर्वेद, the ‘science of life’) is a system of traditional medicine native to the Indian Subcontinent and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of alternative medicine. In …
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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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