In a number of cases, the allocation of jobs, functions, or the granting of certain authorizations, depends on a check on loyalty, integrity, discretion and more generally, "good character" of a person.
It is, for example, necessary to obtain:
- - a "security clearance" before being entitled to have access to sensitive information;
- - a "security certificate" before being entitled to perform certain duties during diplomatic events (for example a European summit) or temporarily access sensitive areas (for example within nuclear infrastructures);
- - a positive security advice in order to be entitled to obtain an airport badge or to apply for Defense.
After checking the databases (police, security and/or administrative), these prior authorizations are sometimes refused by the competent authority (administration).
The Appeal Body is the administrative court to which one can turn to lodge an appeal against this decision.
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