Information on whether provisions of the Sexual Offenses Act of 1986 and the Domestic Violence Act of 1991 are being enforced by police and judicial authorities [TTO14151]

Information on the requested subject is contained in the Response to Information Request TTO14540 of 18 June 1993 and its attachments, available at your regional Documentation Centre.

In addition, please find attached media reports on sentences handed down by judges in cases of violence against women and on the attitudes of certain judicial officials toward sentencing in such cases.

It is important to note that cases tried under the Sexual Offenses Act are heard in camera, and only in the event of a guilty verdict are the trial proceedings made public (CAFRA 28-30 Jan. 1991, 3).

Information on whether protection orders are being enforced by the police could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB.

Additional and/or corroborative information on the requested subject could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB.


Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA), St. Augustine. 28-30 January 1991. "Report on the Regional Meeting on Women, Violence and the Law." St. Augustine: CAFRA.


Express [Port of Spain]. 11 April 1992. "Women Criticize Judge."

Sunday Express [Port of Spain]. 31 May 1992. Donna Yawching. "Judging the Judges."

_____. 19 April 1992. Omatie Lyder. "Are We Going Against World Trends on Rape?"

Trinidad Guardian [Port of Spain]. 16 April 1992. Gillian Lucky. "On the Sentencing of Rapists."

_____. 11 April 1992. "More Women's Groups Criticize Justice Ibrahim."

_____. 10 April 1992. Lisa Busby-Montenegro. "Women's Groups Rap Ibrahim on Rape Talk."

_____. 10 April 1992. "Dealing with Rapists."

_____. 18 July 1991. "Rape of Justice?"