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After UNDT Ordered Inner City Press To Destroy Evidence of UN Sex Abuse UNAT Acknowledges Appeal

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Appeal
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UN GATE, Dec 23 – How corrupt and unaccountable is today's United Nations?

 Well, last month Inner City Press went to attend and report on a UN Dispute Tribunal proceeding about a case of sexual harassment in the UN, a proceeding which was announced as open to the public, as US court cases are. 

 But when Inner City Press signed in and gave its name, it was excluded. Later, when it obtained and published evidenc presented in the case, a UN Dispute Tribunal judge ordered it to destroy the evidence or be banned from all future proceedings.  Now the UN Appeals Tribunal has acknowledged receipt of the appeal:

Weicheng Lin via  9:39 AM  Dear Mr. Lee,  I acknowledge receipt of your filing.   As you do not have access to the eFiling portal, we at the registry will upload your filing in the eFiling portal for you and will forward your filing to the parties for comment.    Please refrain from communicating directly with the Judges of the Appeals Tribunal.  Under Section I(E) of our Practice Direction, which is available on our website for your perusal, no party or representative may contact a Judge directly.  All correspondence concerning an appeal must be directed to the Registry.  Thank you for your attention,     Weicheng Lin  Registrar  United Nations Appeals Tribunal

Inner City Press asked, " Is there a case number assigned?"
Response: "Weicheng Lin via  10:06 AM We will process your filing in the eFiling Portal and give it a case number."  Game on.

 This while UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres falsely claims to have zero tolerance for sexual harassment and abuse, while himself banning Inner City Press from UN briefings now for 904 days. 

  Inner City Press is even banned from submitting questions by WebEx, on which the International Monetary Fund for example answers its questions. The only difference is Guterres and his corruption.

 On the morning of December 22 Inner City Press emailed him and his spokespeople this question: "After UNDT purported to order me to destroy evidence of sexual harassment by UN staff Padula, what now are the responses of SG Guterres and his consigliere  Soares, UN General Counsel  (and DSG, Fleming, Alayne Frankson-Wallace, Director of the Office of the Administration of Justice and Elia Armstrong, the Ethics Director, to whom it was emailed, to the UNAT appeal and statement that the UNDT purported to order me to destroy evidence of sexual harassment / abuse within the UN, of the type that the UNSG and his spokepeople refuse to answer about or allow Inner City Press into its briefings to ask, even by WebEx which the IMF, for example, answers Inner City Press' over. All of this should be reversed.  Thi is a request that you acknowledge receipt and also provide a case number. Where is the response? What type of organization is this?"

No answer.

   On December 21 Inner City Press filed a formal appeal with the UN Appeals Tribunal, full filing here on DocumentCloud

 Days later, nothing from the corrupt UN of Antonio Guterres.

We will have more, including listing more of those who have received the filing without response, complicit in the UN's cover up of abuse. Watch this site.


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