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Property, Inheritance and Land Tenure

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–
(a) the right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property and the right not to be deprived thereof except by due process of law;
… (Sec. 4)

Protection from Violence

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–
(a) the right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person … (Sec. 4)

Protection from Violence

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)

Electoral Bodies

Trinidad and Tobago, English

(1) There shall be an Electoral College for the purposes of this Chapter6 which shall be a unicameral body consisting of all the members of the Senate and all the members of the House of Representatives assembled together.
… (Sec. 28)

Participation in Public Life and Institutions

Trinidad and Tobago, English

Whereas the People of Trinidad and Tobago—

(c) have asserted their belief in a democratic society in which all persons may, to the extent of their capacity, play some part in the institutions of the national life and thus develop and maintain due respect for lawfully constituted authority;
... (Preamble)

Protection from Violence

Trinidad and Tobago, English


(2) Without prejudice to subsection (1), but subject to this Chapter8 and to section 54, Parliament may not—

(b) impose or authorise the imposition of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment;
… (Sec. 5)

Legislature

Trinidad and Tobago, English

Parliament may make laws for the peace, order and good government of Trinidad and Tobago, so, however, that the provisions of this Constitution or (in so far as it forms part of the law of Trinidad and Tobago) the Trinidad and Tobago Independence Act 1962 of the United Kingdom may not be altered except in accordance with the provisions of section 54. (Sec. 53)

Legislature

Trinidad and Tobago, English

Subject to the provisions of section 48, a person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the House of Representatives if, and shall not be qualified to be so elected unless, he—
(a) is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago of the age of eighteen years or upwards, and
(b) has resided in Trinidad and Tobago for a period of two years immediately before the date of his nomination for election or is domiciled and resident in Trinidad and Tobago at that date. (Sec. 47)

Legislature

Trinidad and Tobago, English

(1) The election of members of the House of Representatives shall be by secret ballot and in accordance with the first-past-the-post system.
… (Sec. 73)

Legislature

Trinidad and Tobago, English

(1) The Senate shall consist of thirty-one members (in this Constitution referred to as “Senators”) who shall be appointed by the President in accordance with this section.
(2) Of the thirty-one Senators—
(a) sixteen shall be appointed by the President acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister;
(b) six shall be appointed by the President acting in accordance with the advice of the Leader of the Opposition and;
(c) nine shall be appointed by the President in his discretion from outstanding persons from economic or social or community organisations and other major fields of endeavour. (Sec. 40)