Judgment No. 212
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
"A policy of discrimination is blame worthy and objectionable only if it aims at the exclusion of certain persons as a matter of principle on account of their nationality, race or opinions. It is normal and even desirable if it is based on the professional qualifications and merits of the persons concerned."
nationality; equal treatment; work appraisal; qualifications; bias; criteria
"Responsibility for the assignment of a staff member to a specific post lies with the Director-General, who as the responsible head of the organization has full discretion in the matter. It does not appear from the evidence in the dossier that the Director-General's decision in the present case was tainted by any of the irregularities which the Tribunal is competent to censure."
assignment; judicial review; discretion