Ferguson v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago; Maritime Live (Carribbean) Ltd and others v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago; Edoo v Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago

Constitutional law – Separation of powers. The Privy Council held that the retrospective repeal of a statutory limitation period for criminal prosecutions in Trinidad and Tobago had been constitutionally valid, in particular, it had not breached the principle of the separation of powers, the rule of law or due process. Further, there had been no abuse of process in the appellants' continued prosecution, and the Director of Public Prosecutions had not been in breach of the duties of impartiality and objectivity by the continued prosecution of the appellants.

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