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Living Law (Pt 2): The rule of law and the ordinary citizen; professor shares guiding principles

The rule of law is an abstract concept but that does not mean it is difficult to understand. Here goes: Let us suppose the government passed a law to empower the police to come into your house and take all your money away and freeze all your bank accounts? How …

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Day in the Life of a judge: Giving everyone 100 percent

If Madam Justice had had her way, she would have been a primary school teacher. However, as it is wont to do, Life intervened and Madam Justice became instead a puisne judge of the High Court of Judicature of Trinidad and Tobago. Assigned to the Family Court since its inception …

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Dear Editor: How to avoid successful challenges to sport decisions: fairness and transparency

“To begin, no formal disciplinary hearing should be arranged until the matter has been investigated. Investigations must be undertaken in an open and transparent manner by persons appropriately skilled and trained in investigating such matters. “The question of whether there is any substance to the claim must be answered and …

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