The Hall of Justice, Port of Spain, Trinidad
The Structure of the Judiciary
The Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago establishes the Supreme Court of Judicature for Trinidad and Tobago. Chapter 7 Part 1 Section 99 of the Constitution states that "There shall be a Supreme Court of Judicature for Trinidad and Tobago consisting of a High Court of Justice and a Court of Appeal with such jurisdiction and powers as are conferred on these Courts respectively by this constitution or any other law."
The constitution goes on to provide that the High Court and the Supreme Court shall be superior courts of record and bestows upon these courts all the powers of such a court and saves all powers vested in the Supreme Court immediately before the commencement of the constitution.
The Chief Justice has overall responsibility for the administration of justice in Trinidad and Tobago and heads the independent Judiciary which is one of the three separate arms of the State.
The Judiciary comprises the higher judiciary (the Supreme Court) and the lower judiciary (the Magistracy).
Source: Trinidad and Tobago Judiciary