Judgment No. 4348
The complaints are dismissed.
The complainants challenge the refusal to grant them costs incurred during the internal appeal proceedings.
internal appeal; costs; complaint dismissed
This judgment concerns six complaints filed on 26 July 2019 by six members of the staff of PAHO. The complainants’ arguments are embodied in one brief and arise from the same factual circumstances. The complaints are joined and the Tribunal will rule on them in a single judgment.
Rule 9 of the Board of Appeal’s Rules of Procedure provides that “[t]he [a]ppellant may [...] be represented by outside legal counsel, which shall be at the [a]ppellant’s own expense”. This provision is clear and allows no room for reimbursement of legal fees.
internal appeal; costs