Trinidad waits on British judges’ death row ruling as murders soar – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2018 in appeals, death penalty, jurisdiction, news, Privy Council, Trinidad & Tobago by sally

‘Five British judges will this week consider whether a prisoner who may be mentally ill should remain on death row after a Caribbean court convicted him of murdering another inmate.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2018

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UK judges to rule on death penalties for ‘intellectually disabled’ – The Guardian

‘The fate of two Trinidadian prisoners, both of whom have been condemned to death despite having extremely low IQs, will be decided by British judges this week.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2016

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British court to rule on death sentences for two Trinidad murderers – The Guardian

‘Seven British judges will consider whether two convicted murderers from Trinidad should have their death penalty sentences lifted by the privy council.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2015

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Ramdeen v State of Trinidad and Tobago – WLR Daily

Ramdeen v State of Trinidad and Tobago: [2014] UKPC 7; [2014] WLR (D) 149

‘Once the Privy Council was seised of a death sentence case, whether by way of an appeal against conviction and/or an appeal against sentence, it had jurisdiction to deal with commutation of sentence, at least where the ground for commutation arose out of court procedures or decisions.’

WLR Daily, 27th March 2014

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Daniel v State of Trinidad and Tobago – WLR Daily

Posted February 18th, 2014 in appeals, defences, law reports, murder, Privy Council, provocation, Trinidad & Tobago by sally

Daniel v State of Trinidad and Tobago [2014] UKPC 3; [2014] WLR (D) 73

‘A defendant charged with murder could, in certain circumstances, rely on the defence of provocation, even though he himself had generated the provocative conduct.’

WLR Daily, 13th February 2014

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Miguel v State of Trinidad and Tobago – WLR Daily

Miguel v State of Trinidad and Tobago [2011] UKPC 14; [2011] WLR (D) 198

“A constitutional provision which exempted both existing laws and enactments which altered existing laws from its protection did not extend to an enactment which altered a law that had existed before the Constitution came into force but had since been abolished. It followed that a mandatory sentence of death for a murder conviction in Trinidad and Tobago under the ‘arrestable offence murder’ rule in section 2A of the Criminal Law Act, based on an earlier-abolished ‘felony murder’ rule, was outside the exemption and so unconstitutional.”

WLR Daily, 15th June 2011

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Paponette and others v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago – WLR Daily

Posted December 14th, 2010 in burden of proof, law reports, public interest, Trinidad & Tobago by sally

Paponette and others v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago [2010] UKPC 32; [2010] WLR (D) 323

“A court could not infer from the bare fact that a public body had acted in breach of a legitimate expectation that it must have done so to further some overriding public interest.”

WLR Daily, 13th December 2010

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Panday v Virgil (Senior Superintendent of Police) – Times Law Reports

Posted April 11th, 2008 in abuse of process, law reports, retrials, Trinidad & Tobago by sally

Panday v Virgil (Senior Superintendent of Police)

Privy Council

“When allowing an appeal against conviction on the ground of apparent bias in the conduct of the trial, the Court of Appeal could order a retrial if the defendant had been properly charged and brought before the court without any violation of the rule of law and it was possible to have a fair retrial before a different tribunal.”

The Times, 11th April 2008

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Panday v Virgil (Senior Superintendent of Police) [2008] UKPC 24 – WLR Daily

Posted April 11th, 2008 in abuse of process, law reports, retrials, Trinidad & Tobago by sally

Panday v Virgil (Senior Superintendent of Police) [2008] UKPC 24; [2008] WLR (D) 102

The Court of Appeal might order the retrial of a defendant whose conviction was quashed on the grounds of apparent bias if the defendant had been properly charged and brought before the court without any violation of the rule of law and a fair retrial before a different judge was possible.”

WLR Daily, 10th April 2008

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Sharma and others v. Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago – WLR Daily

Posted June 22nd, 2007 in law reports, parliament, remuneration, Trinidad & Tobago by sally

Sharma and others v. Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago [2007] UKPC 42 

“The Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago by implication conferred on an elected member of the House of Representatives a right to be paid a salary enforceable from the day after the general election poll if the member present and willing to take the oath was thereafter, for any procedural reason, denied the opportunity to do so.
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council so held when allowing an appeal by the 18 appellants from the decision of the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago.” 

WLR Daily, 20th June 2007

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