Judgment No. 1038
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
the complainant, who is challenging the non-renewal of his contract, is concerned that the director-general's decision may have been prompted by unsubstantiated charges. he alleges breach of his right to a hearing. "the plea is unsound because there was no element of disciplinary sanction in that decision [...] the director-general made a value judgment which did not require entering into a dialogue with him. there is no reason to hold that the director-general was not genuine in his evaluation of the complainant's suitability for the post of administrator or that his decision was based on any mistake of fact."
right to reply; organisation's duties; contract; fixed-term; non-renewal of contract
"the director-general took his decision [not to renew the complainant's contract] in the exercise of his discretionary authority. even though colleagues of the complainant's thought him suitable and recommended extending his appointment, the decision was not theirs to make."
competence; work appraisal; contract; qualifications; fixed-term; non-renewal of contract; discretion; executive head