Trinidad and Tobago’s Attorney General Anand Ramlogan said he has identified the means by which hanging, as enforcement of the death penalty, can be reintroduced in the twin island republic.
The Attorney General said he will bring legislation, based on Jamaica law that allows for a system of appeal that once unsuccessful, will end in hanging.
The Attorney General said the reintroduction of hanging is not simply a deterrent.
“The intention is hanging being part of the law of the land, the way you must have respect the rule of law and we must implement the law. There is not much point in having a court pass a sentence that can’t be carried out. It frustrates the legal system. So that the idea that it is a deterrent is a second tier. For me, the first tier is that the people who are the victims who have lost the fathers and mothers and so on, they are entitled to the retribution that they seek and the court is entitled to have its order carried out.”