Judgment No. 588
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED
"In endorsing the adverse comments in the last report the WHO did not rely on isolated or incorrect facts or draw clearly mistaken conclusions from the evidence. [...] The Director took account only of what was revealed by the report [...] and he considered the complainant's comments thereon. His decision to terminate the appointment shows none of the defects [which could lead the Tribunal to quash it] and is sound in law."
performance report; contract; fixed-term; non-renewal of contract; unsatisfactory service; judicial review; mistaken conclusion
"Because the rule that the internal means of redress must be exhausted, the complainant incurs the risk of a time bar if no definite time limits are set for filing the internal appeal. But where a complainant, in strict observance of the time limits, has done his utmost to secure a decision and the appeals body has nevertheless failed to report, it is only just to allow an exception to the rule."
failure to answer claim; receivability of the complaint; internal remedies exhausted; exception