The Committee on Human Rights, Equality and Diversity

12th Republican Parliament

9 November 2020 - Present
Secretary: Khisha Peterkin; Brian Lucio

The Committee on Human Rights, Equality and Diversity, shall have the duty of considering, from time to time, and reporting whenever necessary, on all matters related to:

  • the compatibility of Acts of Parliament with human rights, and any matters relating to human rights in Trinidad and Tobago (but excluding consideration of individual cases);
  • Government compliance with national and international human rights instruments to which Trinidad and Tobago is a party; and
  • the promotion of measures designed to enhance the equalisation of opportunities and improvement in the quality of life and status of all peoples including marginalised groups on the basis of gender, age (elderly, youth, children) disability and the creation of an inclusive and more equitable society through greater social justice and sustainable human development within Trinidad and Tobago.