Judgment No. 3190
The complaint is dismissed.
The complainant, who challenges the non-renewal of her fixed-term contract, failed to exhaust the internal means of redress.
"[The complainant's] assertion that she did not file an appeal before the Centre’s ad hoc Appellate Body because it could not be considered to be independent and impartial must be rejected. It is firm case law that a staff member is not allowed on his or her own initiative to evade the requirement that internal means of redress must be exhausted before a complaint is filed before the Tribunal (see Judgment 2811, under 10 and 11, and the case law cited therein). The complaint is therefore irreceivable."
receivability of the complaint; internal appeals body; direct appeal to tribunal; internal appeal; internal remedies exhausted
fixed-term; non-renewal of contract; internal remedies not exhausted; complaint dismissed