TITLE

Lovells ends Trinidad's Corporal Punishment Act

AUTHOR(S)
Begum, Husnara
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Lawyer;4/25/2005, Vol. 19 Issue 16, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the law firm Lovells has secured a major victory in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, resulting in the abolition of corporal punishment in Trinidad and Tobago. The City firm advised Winston Ceasar, a prisoner in Trinidad and Tobago who had been sentenced to 20 years' hard labor in prison. The firm worked pro bono. In delivering its judgment in April 2005, the court said Trinidad's Corporal Punishment Act was incompatible with the American Convention on Human Rights and could not be used to legitimize a practice that was cruel and inhuman. The court has asked Trinidad to amend its legislation.
ACCESSION #
16918836

 

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