Hunte and another v State of Trinidad and Tobago

Criminal law – Appeal. The Privy Council, dismissed the appellants' appeals against their convictions for murder and, in refusing leave to appeal against sentence, held that it had no jurisdiction to order the commutation of the death sentences which had been lawfully passed. It held that it had not had jurisdiction to order commutation of the sentence in Matthew v State of Trinidad and Tobago [2004] All ER (D) 116 (Jul) or in Ramdeen v Secretary of State for Trinidad and Tobago [2014] UKPC 7, and that those decisions should not be followed.

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