Decisions of the Independent Reviewer

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If the Independent Reviewer is of the opinion that the investigator/investigating committee made the correct decision on the matter, she will inform the complainant and/or body/organisation in writing stating the reasons she formed her opinion. The Independent Reviewer’s decision is usually final for the organisation or body.

If the Independent Reviewer is of the opinion that the investigator/investigation committee was incorrect in their decision, her remit will extend to requisitioning the respective body/organisation or body re-open of the matter citing the reasons for such an opinion. At the same time she will inform the complainant of such a decision.  The complainant can repeat the process to revert to the Independent Reviewer after such further investigation and such review will effect from her previously completed adjudication.

If, following the remission of a matter, the investigator/investigating committee decide to uphold its original decision, it will inform the complainant and the adjudicator concurrently.