Saturday, August 22, 2009
In an effort to resume hanging the Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago Patrick Manning has argued that his country needs the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final appellate court
Manning made it clear that he is aware that the CCJ is not a hanging court. This was explained to the hundreds present that with the Privy Council as the final court, the views of the people of the country are not reflected.
Manning said the Privy Council determined matters that come before it based on the principles "existing not in the Caribbean, but [Britain] and Europe".
Referring to the death penalty, he said: "The Privy Council goes out of its way to ensure that the death penalty is not carried out in Trinidad and Tobago.
The CCJ headquarters is based in Port-of-Spain