A tribunal has found the UN liable for failing to protect a former high-ranking official, after he reported his superiors for possible corruption.

The UN Dispute Tribunal has sided with James Wasserstrom, who was forced out and subjected to a smear campaign.

The tribunal’s hearings are open and its decisions are binding on the UN senior officials, including Ban Ki-Moon.

The case of Wasserstrom, who worked with UN mission in Kosovo, has been a test for the court designed to protect whistleblowers.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

Source: Al Jazeera