Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Trinidad & Tobago

  • We Like It So? The Continuing Saga Of Caribbean Savings Law Clauses

    —Ria Mohammed-Davidson, Attorney-at-Law at Chambers of Mr. Rolston F. Nelson, SC, Trinidad and Tobago In the Anglophone Caribbean, no issue has dominated the landscape of constitutional jurisprudence more than the savings law clause. These clauses immunise existing laws and punishments by saving them from being declared inconsistent with the rights and freedoms contained in the Bill of Rights.[i]

  • An Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment in Trinidad & Tobago?

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Two days ago, the House of Representatives in Trinidad & Tobago passed the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2014 by a simple majority. The bill must still pass the Senate by a simple majority and receive presidential assent before becoming law, but neither step is expected to pose a threat to its eventual entrenchment in the Constitution.

  • Constitutional Reform in Trinidad and Tobago

    —Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Trinidad & Tobago has been engaged in a long and often interrupted process of constitutional renewal since adopting its Constitution in 1976. Calls for constitutional renewal appear to have grown loudest starting about ten years ago when a new Constitution was proposed in the House of Representatives in 2006.