Administrative Tribunal

ADB's independent judicial body created to hear and pass judgment upon any application by which an individual member of the staff of the Bank alleges non-observance of the contract of employment or terms of appointment.

Call for Candidates

ADB is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal (ADBAT). The ADBAT is an independent judicial body that hears and passes judgment on cases involving employment-related disputes between ADB and its staff members (as described further within its statute).

Members of the ADBAT are appointed by the Board of Directors. Members must be nationals of ADB’s member countries, and are appointed for a term of three years, with the possibility of reappointment for two additional three-year terms. Members receive daily remuneration based on work load, plus expenses when travel is required to ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines (normally twice a year, depending on the case load).

ADB welcomes nominations of, or applications by, leading experts who have held high judicial office or are jurisconsults of recognized competence and have demonstrated international expertise and judicial experience in the fields of employment relations, international administrative law, and labor law.

Nominations or applications can be sent in confidence on or before 24 May 2024, 11:59 p.m. (Manila time).

Current Composition

It is composed of five judges, all of whom are nationals of ADB members.

Judges


Secretariat

Cesar L. Villanueva

Cesar L. Villanueva, Executive Secretary

Attorney Villanueva, a national of the Philippines, is the Founding Partner of Villanueva Gabionza & Dy law firm; former Chairman of Governance Commission for Government-Owned or -Controlled Corporations (GCG); Professor and former Dean of the Ateneo de Manila Law School; former Chairman, Commercial Law Department of the Philippine Judicial Academy of the Supreme Court; former Member of the Governing Board of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education; author of legal books and articles, mainly on corporate law and governance, and commercial law.

 

Judgements of the Tribunal

Case ID Title Case Date
130 Athukorala v. Asian Development Bank
129 Brömmelhörster v. Asian Development Bank
128 Ms. N v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
127 Mr. M v. Asian Development Bank
126 Farhan v. Asian Development Bank
125 Choudhry v. Asian Development Bank
124 Ms. N v. Asian Development Bank
123 Mr. Rexel Abrigo v. Asian Development Bank
122 Mr. Ocampo v. Asian Development Bank
121 Ms. Cruz v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
120 Ms. J v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
119 Ms. M v. Asian Development Bank
118 Ms. L v. Asian Development Bank
117 Mr. K v. Asian Development Bank
116 Ms. J v. Asian Development Bank
115 Ma. Editha T. Cruz v. Asian Development Bank
114 Mr. I v. Asian Development Bank
113 Perrin, et al. v. Asian Development Bank (No. 3)
112 Perrin, et al. v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
111 Ms. D v. Asian Development Bank (No. 3)
110 Ms. Maria Lourdes Drilon v. Asian Development Bank
109 Perrin, et al. v. Asian Development Bank
108 Mr. H v. Asian Development Bank
107 Ms. G v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
106 Ms. G v. Asian Development Bank
105 Claus v. Asian Development Bank
104 Mr. F v. Asian Development Bank
103 Mr. E v. Asian Development Bank
102 Hua Du v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
101 Hua Du v. Asian Development Bank
100 Srinivasan Kalyanaraman v. Asian Development Bank (No. 3)
99 Ms. D v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
98 Srinivasan Kalyanaraman v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
97 Mr. B v. Asian Development Bank
96 Srinivasan Kalyanaraman v. Asian Development Bank
95 Ms. D v. Asian Development Bank
94 Mr. Y v. Asian Development Bank
93 Kai Schmidt-Soltau v. Asian Development Bank
92 R. Keith Leonard v. Asian Development Bank
91 Bruce Murray v. Asian Development Bank
90 Eulogio Cahutay v. Asian Development Bank
89 M. Zeki Kiy v. Asian Development Bank
88 Ali Mohammed Azimi v. Asian Development Bank
87 Ms. A v. Asian Development Bank
86-A Anjum Ibrahim v. Asian Development Bank
86 Anjum Ibrahim v. Asian Development Bank
86-B Anjum Ibrahim v. Asian Development Bank
85 A. Maurice de Alwis v. Asian Development Bank
84 Jessieline C. Chang et al. v. Asian Development Bank
83 Shirley B. Agliam v. Asian Development Bank
82 Eisuke Suzuki et al. v. Asian Development Bank
81 Michael M.H. Lim (No. 2) v. Asian Development Bank
80 Muktadir Ahmad v. Asian Development Bank
79 Nagarajah Gnanathurai v. Asian Development Bank
78 Lilibeth G. Abat v. Asian Development Bank
77 Mr. A v. Asian Development Bank
76 Michael M.H. Lim v. Asian Development Bank
75 Michael Bristol v. Asian Development Bank
74 Ms. X v. Asian Development Bank
73 Ismail Dalla v. Asian Development Bank (Nos. 1 and 2)
72 Daniel M. Shimabuku v. Asian Development Bank (Nos. 1 and 2)
71 Joseph A. Weinstock v. Asian Development Bank
70 A. Maurice de Alwis v. Asian Development Bank (No. 3)
69 Jianming Xu v. Asian Development Bank
68 M.M. Soerakoesoemah, et al v. Asian Development Bank
67 Ms. L.C. v. Asian Development Bank
66 A. Maurice de Alwis v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
65 Naoka Yamagishi v. Asian Development Bank
64 Patrick Safran v. Asian Development Bank
63 Ruben R. Salvino v. Asian Development Bank
62 Rodolfo D. Serrano v. Asian Development Bank
61 Ma. Theresa B. Perez v. Asian Development Bank
60 Cresente M. Lardizabal v. Asian Development Bank
59 Cecilia O. Guioguio v. Asian Development Bank
58 Ms. C. v. Asian Development Bank
57 A. Maurice de Alwis v. Asian Development Bank
56 Perfecto T. Canlas et al. v. Asian Development Bank
55 Florencio P. Galang, Jr. v. Asian Development Bank
54 Julio C. Aban v. Asian Development Bank
53 Taina Toivanen v. Asian Development Bank (Nos. 2, 3 and 4)
52 Mariam S. Pal v. Asian Development Bank
51 Taina Toivanen v. Asian Development Bank
50 Michael Richard Hugh Powell v. Asian Development Bank
49 Patrocinio Isleta v. Asian Development Bank
48 Mohammed I. Haider v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
47 Antonio C. Domdom, Jr. v. Asian Development Bank
46 Roman A. Alcartado v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
45 De Armas et al. v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
44 John P. Rive v. Asian Development Bank
43 Mohammed I. Haider v. Asian Development Bank
42 Ronald Chan v. Asian Development Bank (No. 4)
41 Roman A. Alcartado v. Asian Development Bank
40 Patricia Alexander v. Asian Development Bank
39 De Armas et al. v. Asian Development Bank
38 Ronald Chan v. Asian Development Bank (No. 3)
37 Mohandas K. Samuel v. Asian Development Bank (No. 3)
36 Ronald K. Chan v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
35 Ferdinand P. Mesch and Robert Y. Siy v. Asian Development Bank (No. 4)
34 Gordon E. Wilkinson v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
33 Narayanaswami Viswanathan v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
32 Gayananda Cumaranatunge v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
31 Sinnadurai Selvaretnam v. Asian Development Bank
30 Gayananda Cumaranatunge v. Asian Development Bank
29 Alex K. Knudsen v. Asian Development Bank
28 Ang Swee Tai v. Asian Development Bank
27 Evelyn M. Go v. Asian Development Bank
26 Felipe T. Fajardo v. Asian Development Bank
25 Edward Breckner v. Asian Development Bank
24 Jorge O. Amora v. Asian Development Bank
23 Latif M. Chaudhry v. Asian Development Bank
22 Joyce Volante Cabal v. Asian Development Bank
21 Carolina Faustino Chan v. Asian Development Bank
20 Ronald K. Chan v. Asian Development Bank
19 Sutanu Behuria v. ADB (No. 3)
18 Ferdinand P. Mesch and Robert Y. Siy v. Asian Development Bank (No. 3)
17 Sadiq Hussain Zaidi v. Asian Development Bank
16 Duleep Singh v. Asian Development Bank
15 Mohandas K. Samuel v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
14 Peter J. Nelson v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
13 Ivan L. Zimonyi v. Asian Development Bank
12 Narayanaswami Viswanathan v. Asian Development Bank
11 Sutanu Behuria v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
10 Gordon E. Wilkinson v. Asian Development Bank
9 Nicanor B. Isip v. Asian Development Bank
8 Sutanu Behuria v. Asian Development Bank
7 Peter J. Nelson v. Asian Development Bank
6 Ferdinand P. Mesch and Robert Y. Siy v. Asian Development Bank (No. 2)
5 Bares v. Asian Development Bank
4 Mohandas K. Samuel v. Asian Development Bank
3 Tay Sin Yan v. Asian Development Bank
2 Ferdinand P. Mesch and Robert Y. Siy v. Asian Development Bank
1 Carl Gene Lindsey v. Asian Development Bank