News and updates


  • February 2021 updates

    February 26, 2021 

    The Tribunal has adopted a Mediation Policy, which covers: 

    • Purpose of Mediation 
    • Trauma-Informed Process 
    • Indigenous Justice, Truth and Reconciliation 
    • Conditions of Participation, including Standards of Conduct 
    • Participants 
    • The Role of the Mediator 
    • What happens before, at, and after a Mediation  

    The Tribunal updated the Agreement to Participate in Mediation to add clause 3, which addresses standards of conduct in mediation. 

    February 17, 2021 

    Tribunal announces new process for mask wearing complaints

    February 11, 2021 

    Indigenous Tribunal Members Appointed. Following the release of the Report of Ardith Walpetko We’dalx Walkem QC, Expanding Our Vision: Cultural Equality&Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights, the Expanding Our Vision Implementation Committee identified increasing Indigenous representation within the Tribunal as the first priority. The Tribunal held an information session for Indigenous lawyers and undertook a rigorous hiring process that attracted many qualified applicants. As a result of that process, three Indigenous lawyers have been appointed as Tribunal members for four-year terms: 

    February 1, 2021 

    Acting Chair Appointed. Paul Singh has been appointed Acting Chair of the BC Human Rights Tribunal effective February 1, 2021. 

    Mr. Singh’s appointment is for a six-month term until a full-time Chair is appointed through a merit-based recruitment process. He replaces Diana Juricevic (Vandor), following her appointment to the Provincial Court, effective Feb. 1, 2021. 

Recent news

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  • May 2024 update

    May 1, 2024 The Tribunal is pleased to report progress under its Backlog Strategy. As at May 1, the Tribunal has 524 open Covid-related cases in…

  • November 2023 update

    The Tribunal is pleased to welcome eight new Tribunal Members: Ijeamaka Anika, Jonathan Chapnick, Robin Dean, Andrea Duncan, Theressa Etmanski, Christopher Foy, Andrew Robb, and…

  • Annual report 2022-2023

    BCHRT’s Annual Report 2022-2023 has been filed with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and is now available to the public.

  • Tribunal updates

    The Tribunal has updated the Backlog Strategy, Case Path Pilot Project, and Public Hearings.