Judgment No. 954
THE COMPLAINT IS DISMISSED.
"The Tribunal concludes that the written submissions suffice and that there is no need to take oral evidence from the complainant."
tribunal; oral proceedings; refusal
"WHO Staff Rule 1050.1 allows termination of a staff member's temporary appointment before the date of expiry if the post he is on is abolished. Although the Director-General has discretion in deciding whether to do away with a post his decision is subject to review: the Tribunal will quash it if there has been breach of some procedural or formal rule [etc]".
Organization rules reference: WHO STAFF RULE 1050.1
contract; fixed-term; abolition of post; termination of employment; judicial review; discretion
The Tribunal "holds that the abolition of his post and the termination of his appointment [...] were needed in the organization's interests and did not amount to any abuse of authority."
abolition of post; termination of employment; organisation's interest; misuse of authority; abuse of power