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Citizenship and Nationality

Trinidad and Tobago, English

Any person who became a citizen by birth under section 9(1) or a citizen by descent under section 9(2) of the former Constitution, and who has not ceased to be a citizen under that Constitution, shall continue to be a citizen under this Constitution. (Sec. 15)

Citizenship and Nationality

Trinidad and Tobago, English

(1) Subject to subsection (2), every person born in Trinidad and Tobago after the commencement of this Constitution shall become a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago at the date of his birth.
(2) A person shall not become a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by virtue of subsection (1), if at the time of his birth—
(a) neither of his parents is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago and either of them possesses such immunity from suit and legal process as is accorded to an envoy of a foreign sovereign power accredited to Trinidad and Tobago; or
(b) either of his parents is an enemy alien and the birth occurred in a place then under occupation by the enemy.
(3) A person born outside Trinidad and Tobago after the commencement of this Constitution shall become a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago at the date of his birth if at that date either of his parents is, or was, but for his parent’s death, a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago otherwise than by descent, so however that, in the case of a person employed in service under the Government or under an authority of the Government that requires him to reside outside Trinidad and Tobago for the proper discharge of his functions, this subsection shall be read as if the words “otherwise than by descent” were deleted.
(4) Any person who became a citizen by birth under section 12(1) or a citizen by descent under section 12(2) of the former Constitution and who has not ceased to be a citizen under that Constitution, shall continue to be a citizen under this Constitution.
(5) A person born outside Trinidad and Tobago after the 30th August, 1962 whose mother was a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago otherwise than by descent at the date of his birth but who did not become a citizen at that date shall be deemed to have become a citizen at that date and shall continue to be a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago under this Constitution. (Sec. 17)

Citizenship and Nationality

Trinidad and Tobago, English

Parliament may make provisions relating to citizenship including provision—
(a) for the acquisition of citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago by persons who are not or do not become citizens of Trinidad and Tobago by virtue of the provisions of this Chapter2;
(b) for depriving of his citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago any citizen of Trinidad and Tobago but only on the acquisition of citizenship of some other country in the case of a citizen by birth or descent; or
(c) for the renunciation by any person of his citizenship of Trinidad and Tobago. (Sec. 20)

Citizenship and Nationality

Trinidad and Tobago, English

Any person who became a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago by virtue of registration under the former Constitution or by virtue of an acquisition of citizenship under Part II of the Trinidad and Tobago Citizenship Act, and who has not ceased to be a citizen under any law in force in Trinidad and Tobago, shall continue to be a citizen under this Constitution. (Sec. 16)

Citizenship and Nationality

Trinidad and Tobago, English

(1) In this Chapter—

“citizen by birth” means a person—
(a) who is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago under section 17(1); or
(b) who became a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago under section 9(1) or 12(1) of the former Constitution;
“citizen by descent” means a person—
(a) who is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago under section 17(3) or any enactment; or
(b) who became a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago under section 9(2) or 12(2) of the former Constitution.
... (Sec. 21)

Education

Trinidad and Tobago, English

It is hereby recognised and declared that in Trinidad and Tobago there have existed and shall continue to exist, without discrimination by reason of race, origin, colour, religion or sex, the following fundamental human rights and freedoms, namely–

(f) the right of a parent or guardian to provide a school of his own choice for the education of his child or ward;
… (Sec. 4)

Jurisdiction and Access

Trinidad and Tobago, English

(1) An appeal shall lie from decisions of the Court of Appeal to the Judicial Committee as of right in the following cases:

(c) final decisions in any civil, criminal or other proceedings which involve a question as to the interpretation of this Constitution;
… (Sec. 109)

Jurisdiction and Access

Trinidad and Tobago, English

An appeal to the Court of Appeal shall be as of right from decisions of the High Court in the following, among other cases, that is to say—
(a) any order or decision in any civil or criminal proceedings on questions as to the interpretation of this Constitution;
… (Sec. 108)

Employment Rights and Protection

Trinidad and Tobago, English

Whereas the People of Trinidad and Tobago—

(b) respect the principles of social justice and therefore believe that the operation of the economic system should result in the material resources of the community being so distributed as to subserve the common good, that there should be adequate means of livelihood for all, that labour should not be exploited or forced by economic necessity to operate in inhumane conditions but that there should be opportunity for advancement on the basis of recognition of merit, ability and integrity;
… (Preamble)

Equality and Non-Discrimination

Trinidad and Tobago, English

It is hereby recognised and declared that in Trinidad and Tobago there have existed and shall continue to exist, without discrimination by reason of race, origin, colour, religion or sex, the following fundamental human rights and freedoms, namely–

(b) the right of the individual to equality before the law and the protection of the law;

(d) the right of the individual to equality of treatment from any public authority in the exercise of any functions;
… (Sec. 4)