FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAWS IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

In Trinidad and Tobago the case law is developing around the  Freedom of  Information Act (FOIA).

Mr Kulraj Kamta pioneered litigation in this area of law, firstly before Justice Christopher Hamel  Smith, and then, other  contemporary Judges. 

Mr  Kamta is recognized as  the pioneer in this area of law in Government circles and  amongst Lawyers.  

Not  all Judges and public officials were equally  receptive  towards application to Judicial review  under the  FOIA.

Some  Government  officials were  resentful. It was  felt that Lawyers were intrusive to the affairs of  the  Government.

Both judicial  and  Government official attitudes have changed  radically since then.  Now the citizen’s rights under the  FOIA 
have been  working  and needs some analysis. An attempt needs being  made of  the case law development under the FOIA.


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