ADB Board of Directors established the Administrative Tribunal in 1991 as an external mechanism to review personnel decisions by Management.
The Tribunal is composed of five judges, who are all nationals of member countries of ADB. The current members of the Tribunal are:
Mediator and arbitrator of labor management disputes and Former President, National Academy of Arbitrators
Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo and Vice-Chairperson, Human Rights Committee, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Former Vice-Chairman (Judicial) of the Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi Former Joint Secretary and Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India
Current President of the Australian Human Rights Commission and former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney
President of the Administrative Tribunal of the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank and Chairman of the Grievance Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Attorney Villanueva is a senior partner in the law firm of Villanueva, Gabionza & De Santos in Manila, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Makati Medical Center, the Clark Electric Distribution Corporation, and the Clark International Airport Corporation. He is currently the Dean of the Ateneo de Manila Law School, and a professorial lecturer in corporation law; agency, trusts, partnerships and joint ventures; and, law on sales.
Ms. Griffiths, a national of Australia, has worked with the ADBT Secretariat since 2003. Prior to joining ADB, she worked in the International Organisations and Legal Division of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and as an insurance litigation lawyer at Gadens Ridgeway Solicitors.