Human Rights and Charter Values for Tribunals

Human Rights and Charter Values for Tribunals is an advanced workshop for administrative decision-makers, investigators, staff, and advocates.

Administrative decision-makers prepare and deliver this workshop. Through individual study and activity, group exercises, some lectures, and class discussions you will touch on all aspects of the work. The workshop begins by reviewing the role of the Constitution and its connection to the rule of law and the supremacy of parliament. It introduces the fundamental rights protected in the Charter of Rights and human rights legislation. It explains the approach used to analyze the Charter of Rights and human rights problems. It also discusses process issues in such cases including notice and evidence. The workshop focuses on the role of administrative decision-makers in Charter of Rights and human rights cases. In doing this, it encourages participants to consider how to approach such cases including what remedies to award. The participants work in groups to analyze the Charter of Rights and human rights cases.

Prerequisite:  Completion of the Certificate in Tribunal Administrative JusticeTM (CTAJTM )

Credits:  14 credits toward the Advanced Certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice

Livestream Workshop Dates

  • October 7, 8, 10, & 11, 2024 (8:30 am-12:00 pm MT)


Workshop purposes

Our goal is to provide you with the ability to:

  • recognize and analyze issues concerning the Charter of Rights and human rights legislation in administrative justice practice,
  • approach some procedural and evidentiary issues associated with the Charter of Rights and human rights problems.

Workshop learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • describe the impact of the Constitution on the rule of law and supremacy of parliament
  • explain the principles used to determine a case involving the Charter of Rights
  • interpret legislation by applying Charter of Rights values
  • apply human rights legislation to resolve a case raising a human rights issue
  • employ sound principles to admit and weigh the evidence when necessary in the charter of rights and human rights cases
  • develop a process to accommodate the needs of self-represented parties in human rights cases
  • recognize when decision-makers other than human rights decision-makers are appropriate to decide cases raising human rights issues.

Who should take this advanced workshop:

  • Decision-makers in areas likely to encounter human rights issues. This could be any administrative tribunal but principally in the areas of human rights, workers’ compensation, employment standards, social assistance, student loans, landlord-tenant, immigration, and pensions.
  • Administrators of decision-makers in these areas
  • Advocates appearing before these decision-makers
  • Staff in organizations encountering human rights issues

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In-Person or Livestream: $1,070.00 Members / $1,320.00 Non Members

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