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UK judges refuse to ban death penalty in Trinidad and Tobago

Still Waters

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Nine of the UK's most senior judges have refused to ban the mandatory death penalty in Trinidad and Tobago.

The law dates back to when the country was a British colony.

The judges expressed concerns but said the nation's constitution meant they could not intervene.

A death sentence is a mandatory punishment for every person convicted of murder under Trinidad and Tobago's Offences Against The Person Act 1925.

The new ruling comes from the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) - UK Supreme Court justices who also rule on complicated legal questions from some former British colonies.


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Looked up wiki, they're a Republic, thus completely independent, how could UK Judges possible have the mandate to ban someone else's death penalty?

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