Who pays the costs and expenses of the parties ?

The Panel does not fund witness costs and expenses. Each party is responsible for funding (if necessary) the attendance of its own witnesses.

The NWT Human Rights Act allows Adjudicators to give directions and orders for costs after hearing the evidence and arguments of the parties. Such orders will only be made after hearing from all of the parties. If such directions and orders are made, they will be put into the Adjudicator’s written decision.

Parties may, of course, seek financial support from organizations, either governmental and non-governmental, as they see fit.