Judgment No. 147
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
The complainant impugns decisions of the Secretary-General without previously having exhausted the internal means of appeal provided for in the Staff Rules. "It follows that the submissions in his complaint in respect of the aforesaid decisions are not receivable."
receivability of the complaint; direct appeal to tribunal; internal remedies exhausted
Although a provision of the Staff Rules allows the Appeals Board "in exceptional cases [to] waive the time-limit, the fact [...] that [the complainant], as a result of a mistake committed in good faith, addressed himself directly to the Administrative Tribunal, was not regarded by the [...] Appeals Board as an exceptional circumstance covered by the above-mentioned provision."
receivability of the complaint; direct appeal to tribunal; internal appeal; exception; time bar; good faith