Trinidad and Tobago

Offshore oil rig employees prohibited from protesting over working conditions

In April 2017, 22 workers from the Oilfields Workers Trade Union organised a protest over health and safety conditions working on the offshore oil rig owned by Lennox Petroleum. In response to the protesters, the company filed a lawsuit claiming that the workers had trespassed and that they had been prohibited from protesting over wages while a case was pending in court. Read more

Offshore oil rig employees prohibited from protesting over working conditions

Expression

The Constitution guarantees the freedom of expression, and legal progress was recently made when defamation was partially decriminalised in February 2014. Read more

Peaceful Assembly

The freedom of peaceful assembly is recognised in Trinidad and Tobago’s constitution and also upheld in practice. Read more

Association

The freedom of association is constitutionally enshrined and respected in practice. Read more

Trinidad and Tobago-Overview

A high-income economy according to World Bank criteria, Trinidad and Tobago exhibits significant inequality. Read more

Minister's statement undermines respect for peaceful assembly

Many protests have occurred in Trinidad and Tobago and no violent incidents took place. Read more

Police arrest protestors in Trinidad and Tobago

Several peaceful protests have taken place in Trinidad and Tobago in 2016. In one such protest, the police arrested three protesters. Read more

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