Refusal of Complaints

A complaint will be refused if it was submitted by a third party without the consent of the alleged victim. Complaints may also not be accepted if the complaint form has not been duly completed and the submission does not contain the required particulars to be considered, and/or if the complaint was made out of time and the Tribunal used its discretion to not accept the complaint.

If a complaint is refused or not accepted it will not be recorded, the respondent will not be notified, a hearing will not be scheduled to consider the complaint, a decision will not be made on the matter and no directions will be issued.

The Tribunal shall notify the complainant, including a third party complainant, in writing of the decision to refuse or not accept a complaint, including an explanation of reasons and citing applicable provisions of the Law. No further action will be taken on the matter.