Judgment No. 2933
The complaint is dismissed.
According to firm precedent, decisions concerning the restructuring of an international organisation’s services, such as a decision to abolish a post, may be taken at the discretion of its executive head and are consequently subject to only limited review. For this reason, while it is incumbent upon the Tribunal to ascertain whether such a decision has been taken in accordance with the rules on competence, form or procedure, whether it rests on a mistake of fact or of law, or whether it constituted abuse of authority, it may not rule on its appropriateness, since it may not supplant an organisation’s view with its own (see, for example, Judgments 1131, under 5, or 2510, under 10).
Nevertheless, there must be objective grounds for any decision to abolish a post (see Judgments 1231, under 26, or 1729, under 11).
Jugement(s) TAOIT: 1131, 1231, 1729, 2510
abolition of post; discretion; limits