Panel says UN failed to protect whistleblower

World body failed to protect a top official who reported superiors for possible corruption.

    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


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