Law Association

Law Association files lawsuit against PM

The Law As­so­ci­a­tion has filed its law­suit against Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley over his de­ci­sion to re­ject its in­ves­ti­ga­tion in­to mis­con­duct al­le­ga­tions lev­elled against em­bat­tled Chief Jus­tice Ivor Archie. 

The as­so­ci­a­tion’s le­gal team filed its ju­di­cial re­view ap­pli­ca­tion in the High Court Reg­istry at the Hall of Jus­tice in Port-of-Spain, yes­ter­day af­ter­noon. 

PM accuses Law Association of political bias

The is­sues sur­round­ing Chief Jus­tice Ivor Archie con­tin­ued to be in fo­cus Sun­day, as Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley ques­tioned the Law As­so­ci­a­tion’s po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tions and said it seemed as though the body had a prob­lem with the CJ’s lifestyle.

Law Association urges restraint on one shot one kill policy

The Law Association is urging caution and restraint on all sides over the one shot one kill policy.

In a statement, the council of the Law Association says the top is "correct in asserting the right of police officers to use deadly force in self-defence when fired upon.

The association adds a police officer who is about to be attacked does not have to wait for the suspect to strike the first blow of shot.

But it says the use of deadly force must always be proportionate to the threat posed to the police officer.