Important Constitutional Challenge of Life Sentences in Trinidad

Today, Edward Fitzgerald QC and Ruth Brander are presenting an appeal for prisoners facing life sentences and imprisonment for 'natural life' in Trinidad. They are seeking to challenge those prison terms on the grounds they were unfairly set by the executive and no differentiation was made between differing culpability. They will argue sentences of this kind should not have been imposed without review. 

This is an important constitutional challenge in which the fate of many in Trinidad will turn. 

Edward and Ruth are working with Death Penalty Project. The hearing will continue until tomorrow. 

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