Judgment No. 310
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
"The complainant seeks [...] an order from the Tribunal 'reprimanding those responsible for the substance and cause of the complaint'. The Tribunal has no authority to oversee the work of an organisation or to issue reprimands."
organisation; competence of tribunal
"This was a decision which fell within the discretion of the Director-General and therefore the Tribunal's power of review is limited to certain grounds of which the only one here relevant would be an improper motivation. The main reason why the complainant's contract was not renewed was that his superiors considered that he was not the type of person who could work within a team. They may have been right or wrong about this, but a careful study of the dossier does not indicate the existence of any improper motive or of any other ground which could justify the intervention of the Tribunal."
grounds; contract; fixed-term; non-renewal of contract; working relations; judicial review; discretion