Trinidad and Tobago’s Constitution of 1976 with Amendments through 2007


Judicial Council or Parallel Institution

 
Article 102. The Chief Justice shall be appointed by the President after consultation with the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.
 
Article 104. 1. The Judges, other than the Chief Justice, shall be appointed by the President, acting in accordance with the advice of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission.
 
Article 110. 1. There shall be a Judicial and Legal Service Commission for Trinidad and Tobago. 2. The members of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission shall be— a. the Chief Justice, who shall be Chairman; b. the Chairman of the Public Service Commission; c. such other members (hereinafter called “the appointed members”) as may be appointed in accordance with subsection (3) […].
 
Article 111. 1. Subject to the provisions of this section, power to appoint persons to hold or act in the offices to which this section applies, including power to make appointments on promotion and transfer and to confirm appointments, and to remove and exercise disciplinary control over persons holding or acting in such offices shall vest in the Judicial and Legal Service Commission. […]
 

Attorney General’s Office

 
Articles 90. 1. The provisions of this section shall, subject to section 76(2) have effect with respect to the conduct of prosecutions. 2. There shall be a Director of Public Prosecutions for Trinidad and Tobago whose office shall be a public office.

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors

General Assembly - October 25, 2018

Report on Bar Associations

Human Rights Council - June 22, 2018

Report on Judicial Councils

General Assembly -October 17, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime

Human Rights Council - June 12, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime