Lesson 2: Administrative and Labour Law

Topic 2: Types of Administrative Tribunals

Types of Tribunals           

There are dozens of municipal, provincial and federal tribunals – some resolve disputes between parties and some set standards and regulations for particular industries. In general, we can categorize tribunals by their mandate – that is, what they were established to do:

  • Adjudicative tribunals resolve disputes between two parties
  • Some tribunals make decisions about a person’s rights or benefits
  • Some tribunals hear complaints about professionals
  • Regulatory tribunals set regulations for the better operation of an industry
  • Appeal tribunals hear appeals from decisions that were made by a decision maker or other tribunal