Judgment – Gay rights activist receives CCJ decision in Immigration matter
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) today delivered its highly anticipated judgment in the case of Maurice Tomlinson v the State of Belize and the State of Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. Tomlinson, a Jamaican national, a homosexual and prominent LGBTI rights activist, alleged that the States of Belize and Trinidad and Tobago were both in breach of their obligations under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas (RTC) because their respective Immigration Acts contained provisions which sought to prohibit homosexuals from entering the two States. Mr Tomlinson’s case failed, however, because he was unable to show that he had ever been or would be in danger of being prejudiced by the existence of the challenged provisions of the Immigration Acts of Belize and Trinidad and Tobago.
- Access full Media Release here – CCJ MEDIA RELEASE – 07-2016
- Access the Judgment Summary here – Judgment Summary – Tomlinson v Belize, Trinidad and Tobago
- Access the full Judgment here – CCJ Judgement – Tomlinson v Belize, Trinidad and Tobago
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