Sun from Behind the Clouds: the Appeals Board of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Graham Butler*

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Abstract

One of the lesser-known regional international organizations in Europe is the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). It has a mandate to undertake tasks such as the production of weather forecasts, conduct scientific research to improve meteorological projections, maintain extensive datasets, and to better coordinate European meteorological infrastructure. The Centre has three sites across three European states where it has over 400 staff, and given it is immune from suit, its staff members only have an internal justice mechanism to resort to in the event of employment/pensions disputes. Little is known about the ECMWF Appeals Board given its untransparent nature. As uncovered in this article, it has undergone partial reform, and simultaneously, there has been an uptick in the number of cases. This article analyses these developments and highlights that more must be done to align the ECMWF Appeals Boards with the features of other international administrative tribunals.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of International Dispute Settlement
Volume15
ISSN2040-3593
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2024

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