The Human Rights Tribunal is a first instance tribunal that specializes in matters of discrimination, harassment and exploitation prohibited by the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (Québec Charter). Since 1990, the Tribunal hears cases brought forward by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse and, under certain circumstances, by private parties, in all of the judicial districts of Quebec. Its specialization and rigorous analysis of the complex law issues it is called upon to address, makes the Tribunal an essential instance in the effective guarantee of Rights and Freedoms in Québec.
In this section, you will find information regarding the history, the functioning and the jurisdiction of the Tribunal. You will also find a list of the Tribunal’s members and staff.