At the time of his appointment as Attorney General, Mr. Armour was President of the Council for Legal Education, the Caribbean treaty-based regional legal body under whose auspices the three (3) Caribbean Law Schools exist in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the Bahamas, and from which he resigned when he took office as Attorney General. He was President of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago from 2015 to 2017 and was a judge of the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean and a sitting judge of the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago. He was a member of the Law Reform Commission and the Legal Aid Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. The provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago require that the Attorney General be responsible for the administration of legal affairs in the country. Legal proceedings for and against the State must be initiated on behalf of the Attorney General (in the case of civil proceedings) and on behalf of the State (in the case of criminal proceedings). ǂDisputed territories administered by Guyana. ~ Disputed territories administered by Colombia. 20 In addition, the financing of large-scale illicit drug trafficking sometimes involves several exchange control offences. The Chief State Solicitor provides legal services to other government departments as well as to the public. Its main tasks are: 1. Focus on commercial and real estate issues and in these areas serve both. In accordance with the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago, the supreme law of the nation, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Trinidad and Tobago is the principal legal adviser to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

[3] He brings a wealth and depth of experience to the Office of the Attorney General and the Minister of Justice, which is well suited to his constitutional and ministerial portfolio. The AGLA Office looks forward to Armour SC, Attorney General and Minister of Justice, fulfilling his office`s constitutional mandate to promote the rule of law, contribute to the good governance of Trinidad and Tobago, and work as a team as guardians of the public interest. Do you have any conflicts of interest? * Assistance with conflicts of interest. – No HTML tags allowed- Website URLs are only displayed as text- Lines and paragraphs wrap automatically- Attachments, images or tables are not allowed Published online by Cambridge University Press: February 27, 2017 See all Google Scholar citations for this article. The Counter-Terrorism Department of the Attorney General`s Office and Legal Affairs was established in the fourth quarter of 2015. Its main task is to implement the powers conferred on the Attorney General by the Anti-Terrorism Act (Chap. 12:07. 5 See Smit, International Litigation under the United States Code, 65 Colum. 1015, 1026 n.72 (1965) (emphasis added). The Director of the Office of the Attorney General, established by the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago, is the head of the Criminal Law Department.

The creation of this post arose out of the need for a constitutional position. 8 In re Letter Rogatory, 523 F.2d, p. 565 (cited in Amram, New Developments in International Judicial Assistance in the United States of America, 32 J.B.A.D.C. 24, 28 (1965)). The information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by the Attorney General`s offices and, while we strive to keep it current and accurate, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of the Site. †Physiographically, these mainland islands are not part of the volcanic Windward Island, although they are sometimes culturally and politically grouped with them. The Registrar General`s Division oversees civil, basic and commercial registration in Trinidad and Tobago. We maintain the National Archives of Births, Adoptions, Marriages and Deaths from 1893; Register land registers and maintain a register of companies.

Your email address will be used to notify you when your comment has been reviewed by the moderator and if the author or moderator of the article needs to contact you directly. 1 Request for assistance from the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, 648 F.Supp. 464 (S.D. Fla. 1986). Copyright © 2020 Chambers of the Attorney General. All rights reserved. The Attorney General is responsible for the following ministries: Established by the Law Review Act, Cap.