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Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago (Respondent) v Vijay Maharaj Substituted on behalf of the Estate of Satnarayan Maharaj for Satnarayan Maharaj and another (Trinidad and Tobago)

Case ID: JCPC 2021/0099

Jurisdiction: Court of Appeal of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Case summary


Whether the law of sedition in Trinidad and Tobago imposes disproportionate and unjustified restrictions on, inter alia, free speech, including freedom of thought and expression and the freedom to express political views, so as to render it unconstitutional - what amounts to "an existing law" in the general savings clause in s.6(1) of the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago.


Facts of this case will be updated in due course.



(1) Vijay Maharaj
(2) Central Broadcasting Services Ltd


Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago



Lord Lloyd-Jones, Lord Sales, Lord Stephens, Lord Richards, Sir Rabinder Singh

Hearing start date

20 June 2023

Hearing finish date

20 June 2023

Watch hearing
20 June 2023 Morning session Afternoon session

Judgment details

Judgment date

12 October 2023

Neutral citation

[2023] UKPC 36

This judgment was reuploaded on 19 October 2023 to correct the representation on page 2.