Judgment No. 135
1. The World Postal Union shall pay Mr. Chadsey a sum amounting to 30,000 Swiss francs.
2. The other claims submitted by Mr. Chadsey are dismissed.
The refusal to grant a permanent post to the complainant was quashed because of legal error. The organisation again rejected the complainant's application. The complainant's claim for damages "is well founded only insofar as it rests on the prejudice arising out of the illegal decision [...] which lapsed on [...] which date the decision legally rejecting his application for a permanent post was issued." The Tribunal awards the complainant a sum in compensation, in particular, for the "prejudice caused to complainant by the state of uncertainty in which he found himself as a result of the rescinded decision."
complaint allowed; decision; confirmatory decision; injury; moral injury; amount; decision quashed; case sent back to organisation; confirmation of appointment; flaw; mistake of law; refusal; moral damages
Following a decision tainted by a mistake of law, the Tribunal in Judgment 122 referred the case back to the organisation for a new decision on complainant's application for a permanent post "after considering, in the light of all the evidence in the dossier, whether complainant did in fact meet the requirements for appointment as an international official." After a further rejection, it was established that the organisation "did in fact consider the qualifications, morality and integrity of the applicant; so that it in no way infringed the Tribunal's judgment, but on the contrary conformed strictly to the considerations and decisions of the judgment [...]."
ILOAT Judgment(s): 122
application for execution; confirmatory decision; res judicata; judgment of the tribunal; execution of judgment; qualifications
It is clear from the evidence that "in holding that [the complainant's] refusal to perform military service in the country of which he was a national [kept him from meeting] the requirements for appointment as an international officer, the [organization] was not basing its view on a consideration of principle, but on an examination of the circumstances in which the refusal had taken place; that accordingly the decision was in no way tainted by illegality [...]."
military service; appointment; confirmation of appointment; fitness for international civil service; condition; refusal