On the UNAT page, you first have to enter a search in the Search box like below :

UNATsearch

The search could be words like  : water contract in that case it is implied that the search is water OR contract. If you want that both words are present in the judgement you should type : water AND contrat. You can combine boolean operators and parenthesis : (water OR oil) AND NOT(assignment). You can also search quotes : "water equipement" and you can use "wildcards" : water* water?

 

Press Enter in the Search box ....

Then you will get results presented in 3 different ways :

UNATfullscreen

 

The subwindow below indicates the number of cases and all cases presented with the number of the case (you can click on it to see the full judgment in pdf file), then you see the date of the judgment and the registry (the color is used in the subwindows above). The little icon  focus  allows to focus  on this specific judgment in the 2 other subwindows.

Then you have a selection of a maximum of 3 parts of the judgments where you can find the search items which are highlighted (it should be noted that the highlighting is not extremely accurate for performances reasons, in particular for complex queries, phrases and wildcards), however the terms should be present - if not highlighted - in the extracts.

 

UNATresults

 

The the top left subwindows shows the network of judgments which where found. Each case is linked with the references made in the judgments to other judgments (the nodes of the network include all references made by found jugdments which means that some references are not containing the search items).The arrows indicate that the source judgment refers to the destination judgment. You can zoom in or out by scrolling with the mouse. You can also move the nodes. If you double click on a node, then the pdf file of the judgment is open. Colors and shapes of nodes correspond to registries (Nairobi, Geneva, New York, United Nations Dispute Tribunal cases in color dot) and the red square to the Appeal decisions (United Nations Appeal Tribunal).

UNATnet

 

The top right subwindow corresponds to the timeline presenting the found judgments. You can scroll in the window to expand or reduce the time line with the mouse. You can also double click on a label to get the pdf file of the judgment.

 

UNATtime

 

 Colors again represent the different UNDT registries and UNAT appeal decisions.

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