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