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20/01/2017

[Liesbeth Zegveld] Jurisdictional Immunity Of International Organisations And Rights Of Their Staff

Presentation of Prof. Zegveld at the Council of Europe on 13 December 2016 on Jurisdictional Immunity Of International Organisations And Rights Of Their Staff

The use and abuse of immunity by international organisations is apparently a topic not limited to the EPO - although we may have the dubious honour of holding the worst record so far.
On 13 December 2016, the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe tackled the issue in agenda point 9.
SUEPO’s attorney, Prof. Zegveld, was one of the people invited to make a presentation.
We hope that the debate will trigger a (re-)confirmation of the boundaries of immunity, and lead to a strengthening of the enforcement of staff rights.

20/01/2017

January 2017 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in January 2017 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

04/01/2017

December 2016 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in December 2016 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

15/12/2016

Some Pictures from the Demonstration on 14 December 2016 in Munich

Here are some images of the demonstration on 14 December 2016.


15/12/2016

[CERN] Solidarity message from CERN

Solidarity message from CERN Staff Association.
 

13/12/2016

[IPSO] IPSO expresses support for colleagues at the European Patent Office, with Heardquarter in Munich

IPSO expresses support for colleagues at the European Patent Office, with Heardquarter in Munich

ECB Union - IPSO - issues a support message to SUEPO and EPO staff.

IPSO is a staff union, founded by staff of the European Central Bank (ECB) to represent the professional interests of persons working for the ECB and other international institutions and agencies in Germany.

12/12/2016

Actions continue at the European Patent Office: next demonstration on 14 December in Munich

The Administrative Council of the EPO will meet on Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 December in Munich. Topics of discussion are likely to include the controversial removal of the EPO Boards of Appeal to Haar and the Office's reaction to Judgment No. 3785 of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organisation.

SUEPO Munich organises a demonstration on Wednesday 14 December in front of the Isar building, starting at 12h30.

Our claims remain:

  • A return to Rule of Law
  • Freedom of association and freedom of speech
  • GOOD FAITH negotiation of reforms, and:
  • Hands off our staff representation !

05/12/2016

November 2016 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in November 2016 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

29/11/2016

[EPSU] Letter to the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office

A letter dated 28 November 2016 from the European Public Service Union (EPSU) to all Members of the Council of the European Patent Office.