Public Accountability Documents
The Adjudicative Tribunals Accountability, Governance and Appointments Act (ATAGAA) 2009 is legislation that is designed to ensure that adjudicative tribunals are accountable, transparent and efficient in their operations while remaining independent in their decision making. A requirement of the legislation is the development of a number of public accountability documents. The documents for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board can be accessed through the following links.
Manual of Practice for Members Now Available Online
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board recently updated its Manual of Practice for Members and has now posted the document online.
CICB Members are independent adjudicators who decide cases by applying existing legislation and precedents set by the Courts (case law) to evidence presented by applicants, respondents and witnesses. The manual is not a substitute for a Memberís own analysis and decision-making, but rather provides useful information that may help Members evaluate claims, prepare for and conduct hearings, and render decisions.
To access the document, click here.
Online Virtual Hearing Site
In order to assist those participating in a Board hearing, the Board has created an interactive online tour of a hearing site. The virtual tour shows what a typical hearing site looks like and explains the roles of individuals who may attend the hearing.
Click here to see the virtual hearing site.