Entry #5440: Homosexual activity in Trinidad and Tobago

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RegionTrinidad and Tobago
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusLegal
Start DateMay 18, 2015
End Datenow
DescriptionBecame legal on April 12, 2018. The news is from HRC and Pink news.
Sourceshttps://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/04/12/trinidad-and-tobago-has-just-legalised-gay-sex/ https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/13/trinidad-and-tobago-court-overturns-same-sex-intimacy-ban
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "The dutch goverment says that is still not legal. But in April there was a case which makes asummeable that they will not sue you. Bron: https://www.nederlandwereldwijd.nl/reisadvies/trinidad-en-tobago"
  • Newer law has been passed "The High Court repealed a saved law on "buggery" which is sexual inteecourse via the anal cavity, which was a technical decriminalisation of homosexual sexual intercourse. However, the Attorney General is currently pursuing an appeal to the ruling at the Privy Council, with the intent of re-criminalizing the act. Source: https://tt.loopnews.com/content/govt-appeal-buggery-law-ruling If any further clarification is needed, I can be reached at [email protected] Thank you. "


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NoteBecame legal today on April 12, 2018. The news is from HRC and Pink news.Became legal on April 12, 2018. The news is from HRC and Pink news.

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Sourceshttps://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/04/12/trinidad-and-tobago-has-just-legalised-gay-sex/https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/04/12/trinidad-and-tobago-has-just-legalised-gay-sex/ https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/13/trinidad-and-tobago-court-overturns-same-sex-intimacy-ban

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NoteBecame legal today on April 12, 2018.Became legal today on April 12, 2018. The news is from HRC and Pink news.

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NotePunishment cannot be legally enforced.Became legal today on April 12, 2018.

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End Date2018-04-042018-04-12

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Legal
Noteup to 7 years in prison not enforced. Court decision on decriminalization pending. Jamaican activist is the one who got the Belizean courts to look at decriminalization of homosexuality.Punishment cannot be legally enforced.
Sourceshttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/27/gay-relationships-still-criminalised-countries-report https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/04/12/trinidad-and-tobago-has-just-legalised-gay-sex/

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End Date2018-03-022018-04-04
Noteup to 7 years in prison not enforced. Court decision on decriminalization pending.up to 7 years in prison not enforced. Court decision on decriminalization pending. Jamaican activist is the one who got the Belizean courts to look at decriminalization of homosexuality.
Sourceshttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/27/gay-relationships-still-criminalised-countries-reporthttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/27/gay-relationships-still-criminalised-countries-report

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Sourceshttps://lgbt-rights-hrw.silk.co/https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/27/gay-relationships-still-criminalised-countries-report

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End Date2018-01-252018-02-03
Note25 years in prison if committed by adult. five if commited by minor. not enforced. Court decision on decriminalization pending.up to 7 years in prison not enforced. Court decision on decriminalization pending.

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End Date2017-11-212018-01-25
Note25 years in prison if committed by adult. five if commited by minor. not enforced. human rights activists are looking at decriminalization.25 years in prison if committed by adult. five if commited by minor. not enforced. Court decision on decriminalization pending.

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End Date2017-03-192017-11-21
Note25 years in prison if committed by adult. five if commited by minor. not enforced.25 years in prison if committed by adult. five if commited by minor. not enforced. human rights activists are looking at decriminalization.

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ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)

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End Date2017-02-112017-03-19

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Note25 years in prison if committed by adult. five if commited by minor.25 years in prison if committed by adult. five if commited by minor. not enforced.

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