Photo by Maria Nunes, used with permission. The religious leaders haven't always gotten along:
The Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago is investigating allegations involving the chief justice, Ivor Archie, after local media queried his conduct in relation to Dillian Johnson, 36, who survived a night-time shooting outside his home in December.
Johnson fled Trinidad to the UK three weeks after the shooting and says he fears for his life if he is forced to return. Questions have been asked about whether the married judge took Johnson with him to a four-day Commonwealth law conference in Guyana inand whether he used his office to lobby for state housing for people, including Johnson.
It was also alleged that he proposed to his fellow judges that they swap their state-provided personal security officers for others provided by a company that employed Johnson as a consultant.
Archie has denied the allegations and has accused the law association of being biased against him. Johnson was shot outside his home on 3 December and arrived in the UK on 29 December.
He says he fears for his life if he returns to his home country and believes he was the victim of a targeted hit. Last week, a legal challenge was launched to repeal the laws criminalising homosexuality in the Caribbean nation, which has a population of 1.
The UK-based gay rights advocate, Jason Jones, who is leading the case, has said he has received death threats as a result.The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago is set to decriminalize homosexuality following a judge’s ruling on Thursday that the laws are unconstitutional.
LGBT people in Trinidad are asking police for protection and appealing to Christian leaders for respect and kindness in the wake of last week’s court ruling that overturned the nation’s anti-sodomy law. Human rights activist Jason Jones celebrates in Port of Spain, Trinidad, with Kelvin.
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: A high court judge yesterday struck down a colonial-era law banning gay sex in Trinidad and Tobago, a historic ruling that clears the path to decriminalize homosexuality in the Caribbean nation.
Ruling on a lawsuit brought by a private citizen, the judge declared two sections of. A high court judge has delivered a historic ruling striking down the buggery laws from the statute books in Trinidad and Tobago.
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The High Court on Thursday has ruled it unconstitutional to impede on the rights of homosexual men and anal sex. The challenge against the state was brought by gay rights activist Jason Jones in This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the LGBT rights in Trinidad and Tobago article. This is not a forum for general discussion of the article's subject. Put new text under old text. Is Trinidad and Tobago ready to advance the cause of its gay and lesbian population? This is the concern as debate rages on calls to decriminalise homosexuality in the country — one which assumed a new dimension last week with news that there appears to be increased condemnation for the manner in which members of the LBGT community are treated.
Justice Devindra Rampersad presiding in the Port of Spain Hall of Justice last week delivered the landmark ruling in favor of Trinidad-born gay rights activists. Mar 01, · Lawyers in Trinidad and Tobago are challenging the conduct of the country’s top judge, following questions about his relationship with a man who was shot in an ambush and is now seeking asylum in the UK.
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Trinidad and Tobago’s High Court has ruled that a colonial-era law that criminalized gay sex goes against basic human rights. Judge Devindra Rampersad authored the landmark ruling.