BC Human Rights Tribunal


The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal is an independent, quasi-judicial body created by the B.C. Human Rights Code. The Tribunal is responsible for accepting, screening, mediating, and adjudicating human rights complaints. The Tribunal offers the parties to a complaint the opportunity to try to resolve the complaint through mediation. Respondents have an opportunity to respond to a complaint and to apply to dismiss a complaint without a hearing. If the parties do not resolve a complaint and the complaint is not dismissed, the Tribunal holds a hearing.

The Tribunal has published a number of guides and information sheets which explain the Tribunal's process. Tribunal staff are also available to give information to the parties. Contact us.

Legal advice for people who experience discrimination may be available from the BC Human Rights Clinic.

June 14, 2016

Diana Juricevic has been appointed as tribunal chair, effective August 1, 2016. For more information click on the following link.


April 8, 2016

The Tribunal will begin surveying our participants this month. The purpose is to evaluate and improve the Tribunal's services to the public. The survey is short and confidential. Participation is voluntary, but we strongly encourage you to participate. It is only with your feedback that we can improve the complaint process.

Individual surveys will be tailored to a party's experience at the tribunal and emailed to them after their case closes. You can find a copy of all the possible survey questions here.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

February 17, 2016
The Tribunal seeks a Chair. For more information on the position, deadlines and details on how to apply, go to the BC Board Resourcing and Development Office advertised vacancy: https://www.brainhunter.com/frontoffice/seekerViewJobDetailAction.do?sitecode=pl526&jobId=1313381&page=search&external

January 15, 2016

The Tribunal has issued amended Rules and new forms. See:

With these changes the Tribunal has amended:

  • Information Sheets P2 Tribunal Process
  • Information Sheet P6 Disclosure Requirements
  • Process Flow Chart
  • Form 7.2 – Dismissal Application

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