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Judgment No. 2276


1. The impugned decision is set aside.
2. The complainant is entitled to the full amount of the non-resident allowance without gradual reduction.
3. The Organization shall pay the complainant the sum of 5,000 Swiss francs in costs.

Consideration 4


When it comes to interpretation, the primary rule is that words are to be given their obvious and ordinary meaning (see Judgment 1222, under 4) and any ambiguity in a provision should be construed in favour of staff and not of the Organization (see Judgment 1755, under 12).


ILOAT Judgment(s): 1222, 1755


interpretation; interpretation of rules

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