International Protection Act 2015


Role of members of Tribunal

65.      (1) A member of the Tribunal shall, on behalf of the Tribunal, transact the business assigned to him or her under this Act.

(2) A member shall, in the performance of his or her functions under this Act—

(a) ensure that the business assigned to him or her is managed efficiently and disposed of as expeditiously as is consistent with fairness and natural justice,

(b) conduct oral hearings in accordance with this Act and any regulations under section 41(4) ,

(c) accord priority to an appeal to which section 63(5) applies that is assigned to him or her,

(d) have regard to any guidelines issued by the chairperson under section 63(2) ,

(e) prepare the report referred to in paragraph (b) or (c) of section 63(4) and provide it to the chairperson when requested to do so,

(f) attend any meetings convened by the chairperson under subsection (6) or (7) of section 63 , unless it is impracticable to do so,

(g) provide such assistance to the chairperson in the performance by the chairperson of his or her functions under this Act as the chairperson may reasonably request, and

(h) comply with any direction given by the chairperson relating to training and the continued professional development of members.