Judgment – Gay rights activist receives CCJ decision in Immigration matter

10 Jun 2016

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.

 

 

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