What are Human Rights?
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Everyone in British Columbia has rights and duties under the Human Rights Code.
The Code's purposes are to make sure that people can participate equally in the economic, social, political and cultural life of British Columbia. The Code does this by forbidding discrimination based on certain personal characteristics in areas of daily life.Read More ...
The process starts with someone making a complaint. The Tribunal decides if the complaint was filed within the time limit and sets out possible discrimination. If so, the Tribunal notifies the respondent. There are options available to the parties. They can agree to settle the complaint. The respondent can respond to the complaint and can apply to have the complaint dismissed. If the complaint is not resolved or dismissed, the Tribunal holds a hearing to decide if there was discrimination.Read More ...
January 9, 2019
The Tribunal’s reception is moving to the 12th floor on January 28, 2019. As of that date, the Tribunal’s address will be:
1270 - 605 Robson Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3
November 27, 2018
The Human Rights Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 50), received Royal Assent today.
The following amendments come into effect on Royal Assent
Some amendments will come into effect by regulation:
November 16, 2018
The Tribunal is asking for input about how to protect both privacy and freedom of expression in relation to its process. See the tribunal notices page for more information. Please provide your input by December 14, 2018.
November 1, 2018
The BC Government today introduced the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2018. The legislation will establish a Human Rights Commissioner. On Royal Assent, the legislation will also change the time limit for filing a complaint from six months to one year. See the Government’s News Release.
October 17, 2018
On October 23, 2018, the Tribunal is scheduled for a computer hardware refresh. We may experience minor interruptions to our telephone and email service during this time. We thank you for your patience.
August 9, 2018
The Tribunal is pleased to announce that Barbara Korenkiewicz, currently a Tribunal Member, will be joining the Tribunal’s legal department as Legal Counsel, effective September 4, 2018. We wish Ms. Korenkiewicz much continued success as she transitions into her new role with our legal team.