Judgment No. 524
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
"[It is not] in breach of the principle of equality of treatment to demand any particular language qualifications or specialised knowledge for a vacancy. The principle requires equal treatment and absence of discrimination only where the circumstances are similar. Where the very nature of the post to be filled makes special qualifications necessary, it is reasonable and right for the organisation to require that candidates possess them."
equal treatment; vacancy; appointment; competition; qualifications; knowledge of languages; judicial review; condition
"It is unnecessary for the Tribunal, in settling this case, to determine whether the definition of its competence in its Statute enables it to set aside a decision which is general in character or effect. Even if the Tribunal declares itself competent to set aside an announcement of a vacancy, it will in this particular instance reject the complainant's claim."
competence of tribunal; competition; vacancy notice; application for quashing