Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago

The Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago is the highest judge of the state Trinidad and Tobago and presides its Supreme Court of Judicature.[1] He is appointed by a common decision of the President, the Prime Minister and the leader of the main opposition party.[1]

History[edit]

Tobago was claimed for England already by King James I in 1608, however in the following time saw varying rulers.[2] In 1794, a planter was elected the first Chief Justice.[3] The island was eventually ceded to the United Kingdom in 1814 at the Treaty of Paris[4] and from 1833 it was assigned to the colony of the British Windward Islands.[5]

In 1797 Trinidad, who had been previously controlled by the Spanish Crown, was captured by a fleet commanded by Sir Ralph Abercromby and thus came under British government.[6] The post of a Chief Justice was established in March of the same year.[7] Both islands, Trinidad and Tobago were incorporated into a single colony in 1888, which gained its independence in 1962.[8]

Chief Justices of Tobago[edit]

Chief Judges of Trinidad[edit]

Chief Justices of Trinidad[edit]

Chief Justices of Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Attacks on Justice - Trinidad and Tobago" (PDF). International Commission of Jurists. p. 358. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 July 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  2. ^ Hart (1866), p. 238
  3. ^ a b Laurence (1995), p. 55
  4. ^ Woodcock (1867), p. 75
  5. ^ Woodcock (1867), p. 82
  6. ^ Millett (1985), p. 46
  7. ^ a b Millett (1985), p. 47
  8. ^ Nolan (2002), p. 1694
  9. ^ Tobago in Wartime, 1793-1815. p. 77.
  10. ^ O'Connell (1972), p. 21
  11. ^ The Royal Kalendar and Court and City Register for England, Scotland, Ireland and the Colonies, 1933. p. 463.
  12. ^ "No. 19901". The London Gazette. 6 October 1840. p. 2203.
  13. ^ "No. 19973". The London Gazette. 27 April 1841. p. 1079.
  14. ^ "No. 22591". The London Gazette. 21 January 1862. p. 334.
  15. ^ Modern English Biography: (Supplement v.1-3). p. 2273.
  16. ^ Rose (1888), p. 325
  17. ^ "No. 25086". The London Gazette. 21 March 1882. p. 1282.
  18. ^ Millett (1985), p. 230
  19. ^ a b Joseph (1970), p. 113
  20. ^ Hart (1866), p. 198
  21. ^ Marley, David. Pirates of the Americas, Volume 1. p. 139.
  22. ^ "No. 21006". The London Gazette. 7 August 1849. p. 2451.
  23. ^ "No. 23600". The London Gazette. 22 March 1870. p. 1833.
  24. ^ Brereton (1997), p. 231
  25. ^ Brereton (1997), p. 259
  26. ^ "No. 26317". The London Gazette. 16 August 1892. p. 4657.
  27. ^ "No. 27173". The London Gazette. 13 March 1900. p. 1709.
  28. ^ "No. 27617". The London Gazette. 17 November 1903. p. 7030.
  29. ^ "No. 28161". The London Gazette. 24 July 1908. p. 5420.
  30. ^ "No. 32983". The London Gazette. 17 October 1924. p. 7506.
  31. ^ "No. 33243". The London Gazette. 28 January 1927. p. 578.
  32. ^ "No. 33658". The London Gazette. 4 November 1930. p. 6945.
  33. ^ "No. 34397". The London Gazette. 11 May 1937. p. 3108.
  34. ^ "No. 35897". The London Gazette (Supplement). 9 February 1943. p. 717.
  35. ^ "No. 37755". The London Gazette. 11 October 1946. p. 5038.
  36. ^ "No. 39537". The London Gazette. 9 May 1952. p. 2508.
  37. ^ "No. 41557". The London Gazette. 25 November 1958. p. 7215.
  38. ^ a b Comma (1973), p. 193
  39. ^ Comma (1973), p. 280
  40. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2016-02-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  41. ^ Comma (1973), p. 33
  42. ^ Yawching (1991), p. 189
  43. ^ Yawching (1991), p. 83
  44. ^ West (2001), p. 732
  45. ^ "Appointment of Chief Justice" (PDF). Trinidad and Tobago Gazette (135). 15 July 2002. p. 7593. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2009.
  46. ^ "Appointment of Chief Justice" (PDF). Trinidad and Tobago Gazette (9). 24 January 2008. p. 55. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 24 December 2009.

References[edit]

  • Millett, James (1985). Society and Politics in Colonial Trinidad. Omega. ISBN 0-86232-421-1.
  • Joseph, Edward Lanzer (1970). History of Trinidad. Routledge. ISBN 0-7146-1939-6.
  • Hart, Daniel (1866). Trinidad and the other West India Islands and Colonies. Trinidad: The Chronicle Publishing Office.
  • Brereton, Bridget (1997). Law, Justice and Empire: The Colonial Career of John Gorrie, 1829–1892. Kingston, Jamaica: Press University of the West Indies. ISBN 976-640-035-0.
  • Comma, Carlton N. (1973). Who's Who in Trinidad and Tobago 1972–1973. Port of Spain: Carib Printers Ltd.
  • Yawching, Donna (1991). Who's Who and Handbook of Trinidad and Tobago. Inprint Caribbean Ltd. ISBN 976-608-038-0.
  • Jacqueline West, ed. (2001). South America, Central America and the Caribbean 2002. London: Europe Publications. ISBN 1-85743-121-9.
  • Nolan, Cathal J. (2002). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations S-Z. vol. IV. Westport: Greenwood Publishing Group. ISBN 0-313-32383-6.
  • Woodcock, Henry Iles (1867). A History of Tobago. Ayr: Smith and Grant.
  • Laurence, Keith Ormiston (1995). Tobago in Wartime, 1793–1815. Kingston, Jamaica: Press University of the West Indies. ISBN 976-640-003-2.
  • Daniel O'Connell & Maurice R. O'Connell (1972). Irish Manuscripts Commission (ed.). The Correspondence of Daniel O'Connell: 1792–1814. vol. I. Kingston, Jamaica: Irish University Press. ISBN 0-7165-0208-9.
  • Rose, George Maclean (1888). A Cyclopaedia of Canadian Biography. vol. II. Rose Publishing Co.

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