Judgment No. 313
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
The chairman of the Appeals Committee having indicated that the proceedings were suspended, the complainant filed his complaint. Subsequently, the Director-General accepted the recommendation of the Committee and dismissed the appeal. "A party should not suffer prejudice from acting on even the mistaken suggestion of an appeals body. Having followed the suggestion in the chairman's letter, the complainant cannot be taken to task for acting too soon and failing to file his complaint again after [...] the [...] decision."
procedure before the tribunal; late decision; receivability of the complaint; internal appeals body; administrative delay; direct appeal to tribunal; internal appeal