MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS ACT
REQUESTS BY COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FOR ASSISTANCE
22. Acceptance or refusal of request, etc.
(2) Such a request shall be refused if, in the opinion of the Central Authority—
(e) the granting of the request would be contrary to the Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago or the sovereignty of Trinidad and Tobago, or would prejudice the security, international relations or any substantial interest related to national security, public interest or other essential public policy of Trinidad and Tobago ;
DOMESTIC PROCEDURES FOR OTHER TYPES OF CO-OPERATION
Restrictions on Provision of Assistance
(2) The Attorney General may refuse a request by the ICC to which this Part applies if —
(a) Part VIII, which relates to the protection of national security or third party information applies; or
PROTECTION OF NATIONAL SECURITY OR THIRD PARTY INFORMATION
157. If an issue relating to Trinidad and Tobago’s national security interests arises at any stage of any proceedings before the ICC, the issue shall be dealt with in the manner provided in article 72 of the Statute and this Part.
158. (1) If a request for assistance made under Part 9 of the Statute appears to concern the production of any documents or disclosure of evidence that would, in the opinion of the Attorney General, prejudice Trinidad and Tobago’s national security interests, that request shall be dealt with in accordance with the process specified in sections 161 and 162.
(2) If, having followed the specified process the matter is not able to be resolved, the Attorney General may refuse the request or decline to authorize the production of the documents or giving of the evidence, as the case may be.
4. In accordance with article 72, a State Party may deny a request for assistance, in whole or in part, only if the request concerns the production of any documents or disclosure of evidence which relates to its national security.