Judgment No. 1970
1. THE FUND WILL PAY TO THE COMPLAINANT THE SUMS SET OUT IN PARAGRAPH 10.
2. IT WILL PAY ·200 STERLING AS COSTS.
3. ALL OTHER CLAIMS ARE DISMISSED.
"A complainant cannot sit back and do nothing when an appeal is lodged. He must pursue the appeal diligently. Only then can he claim that delay is unreasonable. In the present case, the complainant failed to exhaust the means of internal appeal because he did not pursue his appeal diligently; therefore, he does not qualify to bring a direct appeal to the Tribunal."
complaint; absence of final decision; receivability of the complaint; direct appeal to tribunal; internal appeal; internal remedies exhausted; time limit; delay; reasonable time; staff member's duties