The Welsh Language Tribunal (the Tribunal) was established by the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 to deal with appeals and requests for review of some of the Welsh Language Commissioner’s decisions.
A complainant may request that the Tribunal review the Commissioner’s determination:
- not to hold an investigation into an alleged failure to comply with a standard, or
- to terminate an investigation into an alleged failure to comply with a standard.
Making an appeal
Usually, a complainant must make an appeal to the Tribunal within 28 days of publication of the Commissioner’s determination. The Tribunal may either affirm or annul the Commissioner’s determination.
If the complainant or the Commissioner believes that the Tribunal has made an error on a point of law, they may appeal to the High Court. The High Court may either confirm the Tribunal’s decision or set it aside. If it sets the Tribunal’s decision aside, it must either return the case to the Tribunal to reconsider or make a new decision.