The Alberta Human Rights Tribunal


This article provides a comprehensive overview of the history, authority, procedure, and structure of the Alberta Human Rights Commission. It begins by distinguishing between the Director of the Commission and the Human Rights Tribunal. It then reviews the process for making human rights complaints, discusses the evidentiary requirements, and finally moves onto the procedure for appealing decisions. This is a must read article for anyone practicing in this area or for those who simply want to understand how the human rights tribunal works in Alberta.

This paper was drawn from materials presented at The Practical Side of Administrative Agencies, Boards, and Tribunals seminar held in April 2012.

Length: 7 Pages

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