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Canadian International Trade Tribunal Rules

Version of section 23 from 2006-03-22 to 2018-04-25:

  •  (1) Subject to subrule (2), all of the hearings at which the parties or their counsel may appear before the Tribunal are public.

  • (2) The Tribunal may hold a hearing or any part of one in camera,

    • (a) on its own initiative or on the request of a party, for the purpose of receiving confidential information; or

    • (b) on the request of a party in which the party establishes that the circumstances justify an in camera hearing.

  • (3) When the Tribunal holds a hearing or part of one in camera, the hearing or part may be attended only by

    • (a) a person who is to present confidential information and anyone whom the person requests be permitted to attend;

    • (b) counsel for a party who has been granted access to confidential information under rule 16;

    • (c) officers or employees of the Tribunal who have been directed to attend; and

    • (d) any other person whom the Tribunal authorizes to attend.

  • (4) A party who requires oral translation in any given language in order to participate in or have a witness testify at a hearing, other than at a hearing by way of written submissions, shall notify the Tribunal in writing of the requirement and of the language of translation, at least 30 days before the hearing.

  • (5) The Tribunal may permit a party to provide their own oral translation in order to participate in or have a witness testify at a hearing, other than a hearing by way of written submissions, if the party makes a request in writing at least 30 days before the hearing and the Tribunal determines that the use of translation is fair and equitable in the circumstances.

  • SOR/2000-139, s. 12
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