Judgment No. 204
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
Under the applicable provision, the pensionable age for officials is 62. The Director-General's decision was taken in pursuance of the above-mentioned provision. Although the provision empowers the Director-General to retain the services of an official beyond the age-limit, this derogation is confined to exceptional cases and lies within the discretion of the head of the organisation. In the present case, the Director-General's appraisal of the facts shows none of the flaws which the Tribunal may correct.
exception; staff regulations and rules; provision; contract; retirement; age limit; judicial review; discretion; extension beyond retirement age
Summary of facts (J)
"The Tribunal has disregarded the complainant's four additional memoranda [...] addressed to the Registrar of the Tribunal after the complainant had been informed that the proceedings were closed."
tribunal; admissibility of evidence; closure of written proceedings; refusal; additional written submissions