The Tribunal is comprised of:
The Chairperson is appointed for a term of not more than seven years by a Parliamentary Order-in-Council. In addition to administrative duties, the Chairperson usually continues to hear cases.
Once the Canadian Human Rights Commission determines that
an inquiry is warranted, it is the Chairperson's duty to
assign members to inquire into the complaint. The Chairperson
decides, once the facts of a particular case have been determined,
if the tribunal will consist of one or three members. In
tribunals consisting of three members, the Chairperson will
also designate one of the members to chair the proceedings.
Vice-Chairperson has administrative duties and planning responsibilities
for various operations of the Tribunal. The Vice-Chairperson also
hears cases and assists with the Chairperson's duties and assumes
those responsibilities in the Chairperson's absence.
The Tribunal is comprised of a full-time Chairperson and
Vice-Chairperson, as well as up to 13 full- or part-time members, who are appointed
for terms of up to five years. When a case is referred to
the Tribunal, the Chairperson assigns either one or three
members to hear the case. All members take an oath of office
prior to being assigned to their first case. They must also
adhere to the principles established by the Code
of Conduct for Members of the Human Rights Tribunal Panel.