The Tribunal is asking for input about how to protect both privacy and freedom of expression in relation to its process. Please provide your input by January 14, 2019 to BCHumanRightsTribunal@gov.bc.ca or by mail.
The Tribunal must protect privacy, transparency, and freedom of expression in relation to its process.
The Tribunal is seeking input on whether it should limit the use that parties may make of the information in a complaint file. If not, why not? If so, why?
Any limit must be clearly understood. If you recommend limits on publication of complaint file information, what clearly understood limits would you propose?
A party can apply to the Tribunal to limit the Tribunal and others from publishing information. Subject to an order limiting publication and rules regarding confidentiality of certain information, people may speak publicly about a complaint.
Parties have asked whether the right to speak publicly about a complaint includes reproducing a complaint or response to complaint or making public any of the information in a complaint file including, for example, medical diagnosis or other highly personal information.
The Tribunal’s Rules and policies do not answer these questions.
The Tribunal is seeking input on ways to protect privacy, transparency, and freedom of expression in relation to its process.
You may wish to address the following questions, identify other issues, or make general comments.