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dc.contributor.advisorScott, Craig Martin
dc.contributor.authorWeiner, Rachel Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-13T13:57:44Z
dc.date.available2020-11-13T13:57:44Z
dc.date.copyright2020-09
dc.date.issued2020-11-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/37966
dc.description.abstractThis thesis considers procedural discretionary decision-making by administrative tribunals and access to justice for marginalized and low-income individuals. I begin by reviewing literature regarding discretionary decision-making, access to justice, procedural justice, and ideal theories focusing on transparent and respectful engagement and dialogue between decision-makers and litigants. I then analyze three case studies regarding procedural discretionary decision-making and accommodations in the hearing process, addressing primarily disability and language barriers experienced by litigants before the Social Benefits Tribunal, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and Landlord and Tenant Board. I then compare theories of discretionary decision-making with actual decision-making practices employed by tribunal adjudicators. While certain positive practices may play a role in achieving more meaningful engagement between decision-makers and parties, my analysis also reveals systemic barriers to access to justice and limitations of procedural discretionary decision-making by tribunals.
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dc.subjectLaw
dc.titleProcedural Discretionary Decisions and Access to Justice Before Administrative Tribunals
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineLaw
dc.degree.nameLLM - Master of Laws
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2020-11-13T13:57:44Z
dc.subject.keywordsAdministrative law
dc.subject.keywordsAdministrative tribunals
dc.subject.keywordsAccess to justice
dc.subject.keywordsDiscretionary decisions
dc.subject.keywordsDiscretionary decision-making
dc.subject.keywordsProcedural fairness
dc.subject.keywordsFairness
dc.subject.keywordsProcedural decisions
dc.subject.keywordsProcedural justice
dc.subject.keywordsTheories of discretion
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Benefits Tribunal
dc.subject.keywordsHuman Rights Tribunal of Ontario
dc.subject.keywordsLandlord and Tenant Board
dc.subject.keywordsSocial assistance
dc.subject.keywordsIncome support
dc.subject.keywordsHuman rights
dc.subject.keywordsHousing law
dc.subject.keywordsSocial justice tribunals
dc.subject.keywordsAdministrative discretion


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