Whither Internal Self-government for Tobago?

Event Date(s): 25/05/2022

Join the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) for their lunchtime Lunchtime Seminar Whither Internal Self-government for Tobago?: Discourse on the draft legislation for internal self-government and the expectations of civil society in Tobago with Professor Hamid Ghany CMTT Professor of Constitutional Affairs and Parliamentary Studies, Honorary Professor, SALISES, The University of the West Indies on  Wednesday, May 25 at 12 noon.

The Constitution (Amendment) (Tobago Self-Government) Bill 2020 is before the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago for consideration. However, since the defeat of the PNM in the Tobago House of Assembly election in December 2021, there has been no further movement on the proposed legislation. This now begs the question: Whither internal self-government for Tobago?

  • Is there a gap between what is being offered in the draft legislation for internal self-government for Tobago and the expectations of civil society in Tobago?
  • How far can the legislation go without falling over the secession cliff?
  • Will the Central Government of Trinidad and Tobago only have jurisdiction over Trinidad and no longer over Tobago and what are the constitutional implications of such a change?

Register in Advance: https://uwi.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkdOitrDMrGNOznznFBfa2M2bwUKeBhFsA

Open to: | General Public |