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- Office of Human Rights Proceedings
Office of Human Rights Proceedings
The Office of Human Rights Proceedings (OHRP) is an independent office within the Human Rights Commission (HRC). It is headed by the Director of Human Rights Proceedings and has two solicitors and support staff. The OHRP provides free legal representation to complainants to take selected discrimination cases to the Human Rights Review Tribunal (the Tribunal). In some cases the OHRP will provide representation for appeals of Tribunal decisions to the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The Director also brings privacy cases under the Privacy Act 1993.
Individuals and/or groups who want to bring a discrimination case to the Tribunal must first make a complaint to the HRC.
The Office of Human Rights Proceedings
PO Box 6751
- What is the Office of Human Rights Proceedings?
- Do I need to do anything before taking a discrimination or privacy case to the Tribunal?
- Do I need to apply to the OHRP if I want to take a discrimination case to the Tribunal?
- What are the advantages of being represented by the OHRP?
- I am a defendant in a HRA case. Can I apply for representation?
- What happens after I make an application for legal representation?
- What information do I need to tell the OHRP?
- How long will it take until I have a decision in my application?
- What if I am not happy with the decision?
- Can the Director withdraw legal representation?
- If the Director decides to provide legal representation, will it cost my anything?
- Will I have to give evidence in in the Tribunal?
- Will the case be public?
- If I’m successful, will I get financial compensation?
- Can my case be settled without a hearing?
- Can the OHRP represent me in a Privacy Act matter?
- Can the OHRP represent me in a health and disability matter?
- Where can I find decisions of the tribunal?