Judgment No. 1026
1. THE WHO SHALL PAY THE COMPLAINANT 8,000 UNITED STATES DOLLARS IN DAMAGES FOR THE INJURY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE DILATORINESS OF THE INTERNAL PROCEEDINGS,PLUS INTEREST AT THE RATE OF 10 PER CENT A YEAR AS FROM 7 APRIL 1989, THE DATE OF THE IMPUGNED DECISION.
2. IT SHALL PAY HIM $2,000 IN COSTS.
3. HIS OTHER CLAIMS ARE DISALLOWED.
"It is not this Tribunal but the United Nations Administrative Tribunal that hears disputes over the application of the Fund Regulations."
competence of tribunal; unjspf; fund regulations
The complainant's appointment was terminated upon the abolition of his post. The organization offered him 5000 United States dollars in compensation for the delay in dealing with the case. The Tribunal holds that this "does not measure up to the degree of moral and material injury [the organization] has caused the complainant, whose health has grown much worse since termination. The Tribunal believes that more reasonable awards would be $8,000 in damages and $2,000 towards costs."
moral injury; internal appeals body; administrative delay; internal appeal; costs; amount; terminal entitlements; abolition of post; termination of employment