What are legal tribunals and boards?

Tribunals and boards usually hear cases related to a specific area, such as:

  • Tenant rights
  • Immigration issues
  • Employment insurance
  • Human rights

Sometimes, a case must be heard by a tribunal or board rather than a court.

Administrative tribunals provide justice between citizens and the government.

According to the law, administrative tribunals must independent bodies, even if their staff are employees of the government.

Some examples of important administrative tribunals and boards are:

The Federal Court of Canada hears appeals of decisions made by tribunals. This court is second in importance to the Supreme Court of Canada. Convention refugee claims are sometimes appealed before this Court.

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