Legislation

Act Summary / Description
Equal Opportunity Act 2000 An Act to prohibit certain kinds of discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity between persons of different status, to establish an Equal Opportunity Commission and an Equal Opportunity Tribunal and for matters connected therewith.
Maternity Protection Act 1998 An Act to provide a minimum level of maternity leave benefits and protection.
Minimum Wages Act 1976 An Act respecting minimum wages and terms and conditions of employment.
Miscellaneous Provisions (Minimum Age For Admission To Employment) Act 2007 An Act to amend the law relating to the minimum age for admission to employment in Trinidad and Tobago.
Occupational Safety And Health Act 2004 An Act respecting the safety, health and welfare of persons at work.
Widows And Orphans Pension Act 1934 An Act relating to Pensions to Widows and Children of deceased Public Officers.
Widows’ And Orphans’ Pensions Extension Act 1974 An Act to extend the Widows’ and Orphans’ Pensions Act to officers of certain specified Statutory Boards
Act Summary / Description
Births And Deaths Registration Act 1847 An Act relating to the Registration of Births and Deaths.
Education Act 1996 An Act to make better provision for the promotion of education in Trinidad and Tobago.
Public Health (Nursery Schools And Primary Schools Immunization) Act 1973 An Act respecting the immunization of persons seeking entry into nursery schools and primary schools against certain communicable diseases.
Act Summary / Description
Administration Of Justice (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Act 2012 An Act to repeal and replace the Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Act, No. 24 of 2007.
The Adoption Of Children Act, 2000 An Act to make provision for the regulation of procedures governing the adoption of children and to give effect to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1990./td>
Adoption Of Children (Amendment) 2003 An Act to amend the Adoption of Children Act, 2000.
Adoption Of Children (Amendment) 2015 An Act to amend the Adoption of Children Act, 2003.
The Adoption Of Children Regulations, 2015  
Children And Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act 1995 An Act to prevent the dissemination of certain pictorial publications harmful to children and young persons.
Children Act, 2012 An ACT relating to the protection of children and for matters related thereto.
Children’s Authority Act 2000 An Act to establish a Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago to act as the guardian of the children of Trinidad and Tobago.
The Children’s Authority Regulations, 2014  
Children’s Community Residences, Foster Care And Nurseries Act, 2000 An Act to make provision for the monitoring, licensing and regulating of community residences, foster care and nurseries in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Children’s Community Residences Regulations, 2014  
Adoption Of Children Act 2000 An Act to make provision for the regulation of procedures governing the adoption of children and to give effect to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989.
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol The purpose of the present Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity. Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.
Convention On The Rights Of The Child A human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.
Family Law (Guardianship Of Minors, Domicile And Maintenance) Act An Act to define and regulate the authority of parents as guardians of their minor children, whether or not born in wedlock, their power to appoint guardians, and the powers of Courts in relation to the guardianship, custody and maintenance of minors and related matters.
The Foster Care Regulations, 2014  
Hindu Marriage Act An Act to make provision for the solemnization and Registration of Hindu Marriages.
Infants Act An Act relating to the guardianship, custody, and property of infants.
International Child Abduction Act An act to provide for the application on Trinidad and Tobago of the Hague convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction and to provide for matters connected with or related thereto.
Muslim Marriage And Divorce Act An Act relating to Muslim Marriages and Divorces and their Registration.
Orisa Marriage Act An Act to make provision for the solemnization and registration of Orisa Marriages.
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction Under the convention, an application could be made for the return of a child who had been wrongfully removed or retained so long as the applicant possessed rights of custody, and provided that those rights were being "actually exercised" at the time of the abduction.
Trafficking In Persons 2011 An Act to give effect to the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
Young Offenders Detention Act An Act to provide for the Reformation of Young Offenders and for their detention in an Industrial Institution.
Act Summary / Description
Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women Determined to implement the principles set forth in the Declaration on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and, for that purpose, to adopt the measures required for the elimination of such discrimination in all its forms and manifestations.
Domestic Violence Act An Act to provide greater protection for victims of domestic violence.
Maintenance Orders (Facilities For Enforcement) Act An Act to consolidate and revise the law and to make new provisions to facilitate the enforcement of maintenance orders abroad.
Marriage Act An Act relating to the solemnization and Registration of Marriages.
Married Persons Act An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the capacity, property and liabilities of married women, the liabilities of husbands, and matters connected herewith.
Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act An Act to amend the grounds of divorce, nullity and judicial separation, to facilitate reconciliation in matrimonial causes; to regulate matrimonial proceedings, to amend the law relating to the property of married, divorced and separated persons, and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.
Sexual Offences Act An Act to repeal and replace the laws of Trinidad and Tobago relating to sexual crimes, to the procuration, abduction and prostitution of persons and to kindred offences.
Sexual Offences (Amendment) 2000 An Act to amend the Sexual Offences Act, 1986.