The Human Rights Tribunal was created in 1990 when major amendments to the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms came into effect.
The Human Rights Tribunal consists of 13 members, including a president appointed from among the judges of the Court of Québec.
As a specialized tribunal, the Human Rights Tribunal has jurisdiction to hear and rule on complaints concerning discrimination and harassment based on one of the prohibited grounds for discrimination under the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.
It can also hear cases concerning the exploitation of elderly people and people with disabilities as well as matters concerning affirmative action programs.
For more information
Website for the Human Rights Tribunal
Website of the Canadian Legal Information Institute
Website of the Société québécoise d'information juridique (In French)