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The ICTY Staff Union was formed in 1993 and represented staff of all grades and levels at the ICTY. Since 2013, we have also represented the staff of the MICT in The Hague, Arusha and Kigali. In 2015 we changed our name to the Criminal Tribunal Staff Union, to better reflect all of the staff we represent. As per the UN Staff Rules, the UN-CTSU It is the sole staff body that equitably and effectively represents, safeguards and promotes the rights, interests and welfare of the staff in conformance with the principles laid down in the UN Charter and all relevant staff rules and regulations.


The UN-CTSU is composed of elected representatives who negotiate on behalf of the staff with senior management at the ICTY and the MICT, and are regularly consulted on conditions of work and other personnel policies. Assistance is provided to staff if they have a dispute over contractual status, disciplinary process,
conflicts, etc.

We maintain contact with union officials at UNHQ in New York and Geneva on matters of UN-wide policy. On an annual basis, our staff representatives attend the Staff Management Committee (SMC), participate in discussions with the Office of Human Resource Management (OHRM) auditors and the Coordinating Committee of International Staff Unions and Associations (CCISUA), and are in communication with the Office of Internal Oversight (OIOS). 






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