Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago v Maharaj (Trinidad and Tobago)

Judiciary – Constitutional position. The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago had erred in holding that s 110(3)(b) of the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago permitted the appointment of retired judges to the Judicial and Legal Service Commission for Trinidad and Tobago (the JLSC). Accordingly, the Privy Council allowed the appellant's appeal from the Court of Appeal's decision and, among other things, declared that there could not be appointments to the JLSC under s 110(3)(b) of either serving judges or former judges in retirement.

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