The Law Revision Commission
Established by the Law Revision Act, Chap. 3:03, the Commission's mandate is to prepare, publish and maintain a Revised Edition of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago. It is the only agency charged with this responsibility. In pursuance of this mandate the Commission's vision is: "A state-of-the-art, technology-driven organisation providing real-time access to the updated Laws in both textual and electronic formats.
Law revision is of cardinal importance to the administration of justice and the work of the Parliament. The constant revision of the laws must also be viewed in light of Government's policy to encourage foreign investment, as investors must have accurate and up-to-date knowledge of the business and financial laws of the country.
The Commission has published a 2006 Revised Edition of the Laws in both textual and electronic formats. These laws have recently been updated to December 2012 and a Fourth Supplement, which would further update the laws to December 2014, is being printed.
The Commission has identified four strategic objectives which would ensure that the needs of its stakeholders are met in an efficient and timely manner:
1. The need to continuously update and publish the Revised Laws on an annual basis.
2. The importance of ensuring stakeholder satisfaction by making the updated laws readily accessible in both textual and electronic format.
3. The significance of becoming the premier repository of all the laws of Trinidad and Tobago and the necessity to undertake the electronic management of this vital repository by using state-of-the-art technology.
4. The necessity to attract and retain the requisite expertise
Products and Services
The complete set of Revised Laws (31 volumes) updated to December 2004 priced at $10,000.00 or approximately $1,600.00 (USD).
The First, Second and Third Supplements which update the Laws to December 2007, 2009 and 2012 respectively, priced at $750.00 (TTD) each or approximately $120.00 (USD).
The updated Laws on CD ROM priced at $300.00 (TTD) or approximately $50.00 (USD).
Specialised CDs with specific categories of Laws priced at $150.00 (TTD) or approximately $25.00 (USD).
The Consolidated Index of Acts and Subsidiary Legislation updated to December 2012 priced at $200.00 (TTD).