Under Regulation 22 of the Staff Regulations ("Staff Manual", pdf, 3428 kb) of the OECD:

  • The Administrative Tribunal is composed of 3 judges and 3 deputies from outside the Organisation
  • They are appointed by the Council for a period of 3 years (renewable) from among persons of proven impartiality who are jurists or otherwise highly qualified in labour law or civil service law or in the field of labour relations at national or international level
  • The Council also appoints the Chairman from among the judges, having regard to their judicial experience
  • It is provided that the members of the Tribunal shall be of different nationalities and that, overall, their selection shall ensure that the main legal systems of the member countries of the Organisation are represented

As of 1 January 2023, the Administrative Tribunal of the OECD is composed as follows:






Ms Louise Otis

Former Judge at the Quebec Court of Appeal and at the Superior Court of Quebec; President of the NATO Administrative Tribunal; Deputy Judge of the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites Administrative Tribunal; Member of the UN Internal Justice Council  

Nationality: Canadian


Mr Pierre-François Racine

Former Judge at the French Supreme Administrative Court

Nationality: French


Ms Alice Guimaraes-Purokoski 

Member of the Supreme Court of Finland 

Nationality: Finnish


Mr Chris de Cooker 

President of the Asian Development Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Administrative Tribunals ; Chairperson of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)  

Nationality: Dutch


Mr Zachary Douglas 

Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and Academic Member of Matrix Chambers  

Nationality: Australian


Mr Gian Luca Burci 

Adjunct Professor of International Law at the Graduate Insitute in Geneva and Former Legal Counsel of WHO 

Nationality: Italian 

The current mandate of the Tribunal expires on 31 December 2025.


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