The Human Rights Adjudication Panel is an Independent Statutory Office, created under Part 5 of the Northwest Territories Human Rights Act. We operate independently from both private and public organizations, including the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Human Rights Commission and the Director of Human Rights.

If you require accommodations to access our services or would like to receive any of our published content in another format, please contact our office.

*** OFFICE CLOSURE ***   September 10 – October 22, 2021

In response to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Human Rights Adjudication Panel office will be closed to the public for in-person visits from September 10 to October 22, 2021.

Contact may still be made through email at hrap_admin@hrap-nt.ca or by leaving a message on our telephone at 1-867-920-3188 / 1-888-920-3188 (toll free).


Human Rights


The Human Rights Commission provides information on the NWT Human Rights Act and is responsible for human rights education and promotion.



Under the Information section, you will find law and research resources, mediation and hearing information and the hearing schedule.



Under Resources, you’ll find information about panel decisions, rules of practice and procedures, legislation information and policy and practice directions.



Please visit our Q&A page to find answers to your common questions. For any other questions, please contact us directly.