Administration of Justice Agreement
Administration of Justice Agreement (599 KB)
The Administration of Justice Agreement (AJA) recognizes Teslin Tlingit Council’s jurisdiction to administer justice. Signed by representatives of the Government of Canada, Government of Yukon and Teslin Tlingit Council (TTC) on February 21st 2011, it is the first agreement of this sort to come into effect in the Yukon.
The AJA means that certain areas in the administration of justice will be based on traditional Teslin Tlingit processes for resolving disputes. The agreement affords TTC with the power to
- impose penalties for violations of TTC laws;
- appoint individuals to enforce and prosecute violations of these laws; and,
- establish a Peacemaker Court to adjudicate violations and to reconsider decisions made by TTC government officials or administrative bodies.
On November 24th 2011, the implementation of the Administration of Justice Agreement began with the enactment of the Peacemaker Court and Justice Council Act . TTC’s Justice Council plays a large role in implementing the Administration of Justice Agreement, including the appointment of Peacemakers to conduct court proceedings.