This page provides a few selected examples showing the World Bank International Tribunal permitted the World Bank to willfully, freely and repeatedly lie under oath. Dr. Biru's case shows with irrefutable evidence that the World Bank International Tribunal is management's tool to silence victims of racial discrimination and whistle-blowers.

Dr. Biru filed his racial discrimination first with the World Bank Appeals Committee and later with the World Bank Tribunal. During the Appeals Committee’s hearing, two World Bank officials testified under oath on the record that it was European members of the Board of the global program that refused to accept Dr. Biru as the official Global Manager.

 

The Bank's accusation of Europeans caused a political tug of war. The World Bank revealed on the record that “The General Counsel of OECD is making a special trip” to Washington. They are “very nervous.” They are “being advised of the risk.” To protect the Europeans, the World Bank changed its sworn story and claimed they had nothing to do with the decision.

 

Dr. Biru prepared a 12-page report to the Tribunal, comparing the Bank's sworn testimonies during the Appeal Committee and the Tribunal hearings. The Tribunal permitted the Bank to freely and boldly perjure itself. See Table 1 below.

 

As reported  by the Government Accountability Project, Dr. Biru provided evidence supporting his whistle blowing allegations including documents and signed testimonies from other experts. The Tribunal willfully suppressed all material evidence. In his appeal, Dr. Biru provided 106 itemized examples that the Tribunal either willfully suppressed or allowed the Bank to lie under oath to protect the Bank.  American tax payers have no protection from international scam.

TABLE 1: Perjury Permitted by the Tribunal

SWORN TESTIMONIES DURING

APPEALS COMMITTEE'S PROCEEDINGS

Selected from Several Dozens of Perjury

(Source: Hearing Transcript)

Did the World Bank ask the Board to Appoint Dr. Biru for the Global Manager Position?

YES, “I advocated for Yonas to take over the Global Manager position” but failed to sway the Executive Board. “I’m sorry, it broke my heart”

 

~Ms. Shaida Badiee

SWORN TESTIMONIES DURING

TRIBUNAL'S PROCEEDINGS

Selected from Several Dozens of Perjury

(Source: Hearing Transcript)

Who appoints the Global Manager? The World Bank or the Global Executive Board?

The Board - “Filling the Global Manager function is exclusively within the authority of the Global Board.”

 

~Ms. S. Badiee and Mr. M. Belkindas

Who appoints the Global Manager? The World Bank or the Global Executive Board?

The Bank – “Filling the Global Manager position is exclusively the prerogative of the Bank.”

 

~Ms. S. Badiee and Mr. M. Belkindas

Did the World Bank ask the Board to Appoint Dr. Biru for the Global Manager Position?

NO, “I made an independent decision not to Appoint Yonas”

 

 

~Ms. Shaida Badiee

Did the Ms. Badiee Advocate for Dr. Biru to be Global Manager?

YES, “She advocated for Mr. Biru to take over the Global Manager Position before the Global Board.”

 

~ Mr. Misha Belkindas,

Did the Ms. Badiee Advocate for Dr, Biru to be Global Manager?

No, “There is nothing to advocate. The Bank’s decision was to go with another person.”

 

~ Mr. Misha Belkindas,

Does Mr. Biru have adequate management experience to be Global Manager?

YES, “Every performance evaluation Yonas has in the records is written or signed by me. So, I’m one of his big fans and, you know a big supporter of what he has achieved and, you know, what he has done.”

 

~Ms. Shaida Badiee

Does Mr. Biru have adequate management experience to be Global Manager?

No, “His record is overinflated and it had the unintended consequence of feeding into his megalomaniacal view of his performance and the resultant sense of entitlement to the Global Manager position."

 

~Ms. Shaida Badiee

Who appoints the Global Manager? The World Bank or the Global Executive Board?

The Bank: "The Bank made the ultimate decision with respect to the recruitment for the GM position?"


~ Manager, HR

Who appoints the Global Manager? The World Bank or the Global Executive Board?

The Board: “It is the Board, who actually designates the GM. The Board is making decisions that are then executed by the hosting institution, the World Bank.”


~ Senior Officer, HR

Did the Board instruct the Bank not to appoint Dr. Biru as Global Manager or gave input for the Bank’s consideration?
If they gave input, did it carry weight? Was the Bank expected to implement it?

The Bank was forced by the Board to Give the position to another person. The Board went as far as considering to move the Global Manager office to another agency to avoid designating Dr. Biru as Global Manager.  “When the Board wanted to discuss an alternative for another agency, I thought at that point it’s going to be very embarrassing for the Bank… based on that directive from the ICP Executive Board, I took the implementation of that directive, and the determination that [another candidate] not Dr. Biru should be designated Global Manager. "

 

~Ms. Shaida Badiee

Did the Board instruct the Bank not to appoint Dr. Biru as Global Manager or gave input for the Bank’s consideration?If they gave input, did it carry weight? Was the Bank expected to implement it?

The Bank’s external partners have no relevance in the decision: With respect to GM position, “any consultation with the ICP External Executive Board regarding staffing or functions or anything to do with the World Bank budget or staff were input to me. And I was the decision-maker.” The Board’s input “has no relevance with the impugned administrative decision”

~Ms. Shaida Badiee

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