Human Rights Decisions (BC)
Last revised January 06, 2021

The Human Rights Commission was established in 1973 by the Human Rights Code of British Columbia Act, S.B.C. 1973, c. 119.  The Commission's decisions from 1974 to 1984 are available in the Vancouver Courthouse Library.

The BC Council of Human Rights replaced the Human Rights Commission in 1984. See the Human Rights Act, S.B.C. 1984, c. 22.  The Council's decisions from 1984 to 1997 are available in the Vancouver Courthouse Library.

In 1997, the BC Council of Human Rights was replaced.  The Human Rights Amendment Act, 1995, S.B.C. c. 42 created the Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Advisory Council and the Human Rights Tribunal.  With publication of the Revised Statutes of 1996 this amendment became the Human Rights Code, R.S.B.C. 1996 (Supp.), c. 210 and was brought into force January 1, 1997.   At this time, the Commission took on the role of investigating complaints while the Tribunal took on the role of conducting hearings and releasing decisions.  The Tribunal's decisions from 1997 to the present are available in the Vancouver Courthouse Library and on the BC Human Rights Tribunal website.

In 2002 the Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Advisory Council were eliminated by the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2002, S.B.C. 2002, c. 62.

 

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