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Total judgments found: 6

  • Judgment 4293


    130th Session, 2020
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR
    Summary: The complainant challenges the decision not to select him for a post.

    Consideration 20

    Extract:

    the complainant argues that the Administration did not pay due regard to equitable geographical representation because at the time of the interview and selection, the country of the selected candidate’s nationality was over-represented. [...] [I]n Judgment 3652, consideration 25, for example, the Tribunal recalled the principle that possession of the nationality of a country which is non-represented or under-represented in the geographic distribution of staff members is only to be taken into account when candidates are equally well qualified.

    Reference(s)

    ILOAT Judgment(s): 3652

    Keywords:

    geographical distribution; nationality; selection procedure;



  • Judgment 3652


    122nd Session, 2016
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR
    Summary: The complainant impugns two appointment decisions by the Director-General.

    Consideration 25

    Extract:

    The stated principle is that the nationality of a country that was non-represented or under-represented in the geographic distribution of staff members is only to be taken into account when candidates are equally well qualified. It was in error that qualifications, nationality and geographic distribution were accorded equal weight at that early stage of the process [...].

    Keywords:

    geographical distribution; selection procedure;



  • Judgment 2712


    104th Session, 2008
    World Intellectual Property Organization
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 6

    Extract:

    The Organization appointed a candidate who did not meet one of the conditions stipulated in the vacancy announcement. "[T]he fact that the appointment of the successful candidate, who happens to be Lebanese, conveniently enabled WIPO to achieve some of its management goals, such as that of increasing the proportion of women in senior management positions or that of the geographical distribution of its officials [...] is [...] irrelevant in this case. However legitimate these goals may be, they could not override the Organization's obligation to appoint to the post in question a candidate who possessed the required qualifications and experience initially stipulated. Geographical origin could be taken into consideration only if the opposing candidates were of equal merit."

    Keywords:

    appointment; candidate; competition; criteria; geographical distribution; increase; nationality; organisation; organisation's duties; place of origin; post; professional experience; purpose; qualifications; vacancy notice;



  • Judgment 1871


    87th Session, 1999
    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Considerations 9-10

    Extract:

    "The Tribunal observes that the Director-General gave paramount importance to the principle of geographic distribution, which resulted in him selecting the applicant who was second in the list recommended by the Selection Committee because that applicant was a national of an 'under-represented' country, while the complainant, who was in first place, was a national of an 'equitably represented' country. Analysis of the [Constitution, General Rules and Manual of the organization as well as] the facts of the case show that the Director-General was mistaken in his interpretation of these provisions. The Constitution [...] clearly states that the highest standards of efficiency and of technical competence' are of paramount importance in appointing staff. The Selection Committee is under the obligation to recommend for selection the candidate whose qualifications most closely meet the requirements of the post. Therefore the essential qualifications required are the priority criterion. Consideration of other criteria, including seniority of service and geographic distribution, which appear to be of a subsidiary nature, is only envisaged where several candidates are equally well qualified."

    Keywords:

    appointment; candidate; competition; criteria; geographical distribution; nationality; recommendation; selection board; seniority; staff regulations and rules;



  • Judgment 1235


    74th Session, 1993
    Universal Postal Union
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 11

    Extract:

    The complainant took part in a competition as an internal candidate and his name was first on the short list drawn up by the Appointment and Promotion Committee. He is challenging the Director-General's decision to appoint an external candidate to the post he applied for. The decision rested on considerations of geographical distribution and UPU Staff Regulation 4.1. The Union pleads that when three posts as head of section fall vacant at the same time at least one successful candidate must be an outside one so as not to impede "the recruitment of fresh talent" that Regulation 4.3 requires. "But that is not at all what 4.3 says. equitable geographical distribution is a criterion that plainly is to apply only to recruitment, not to promotion, and there is no requirement in the Staff rRgulations or Rules that the Director-General recruit 'fresh talent' just because three posts as head of section have to be filled at the same time. The Director-General was obviously wrong in putting that construction on the rule."

    Reference(s)

    Organization rules reference: UPU STAFF REGULATION 4.3

    Keywords:

    appointment; candidate; competition; geographical distribution; internal candidate; interpretation; staff regulations and rules; written rule;



  • Judgment 551


    50th Session, 1983
    European Patent Organisation
    Extracts: EN, FR
    Full Judgment Text: EN, FR

    Consideration 5

    Extract:

    "Although international organisations may determine quotas for recruitment for the purpose of preserving or developing the international character of the staff, officials are normally entitled to objective treatment after they have taken up duty. This is a general rule. If in any particular case it can be shown that a scheme for determining quotas on recruitment would not work satisfactorily unless it was extended in a limited way to subsequent promotion, an exception may be justified."

    Keywords:

    appointment; equal treatment; geographical distribution; nationality; promotion;


 
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