MUTUAL ASSISTANCE IN CRIMINAL MATTERS ACT
REQUESTS BY COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES TO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO FOR ASSISTANCE
23. Assistance to country in obtaining evidence.
(2) A person, from whom evidence is taken in Trinidad and Tobago pursuant to a request for assistance under this section by a Commonwealth country—
(a) may refuse to answer any question if—
(i) the refusal is based on the laws of Trinidad and Tobago;
(ii) to answer the question would constitute a breach of a privilege recognised by the laws of the Commonwealth country; or
(iii) to answer the question would constitute the commission by the person of an offence against the laws of the Commonwealth country; and
(b) shall not be compelled to give evidence for the purposes of, or in connection with, any criminal proceedings other than those to which the request relates.
GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE
24. (1) This Part applies to a request by the ICC for assistance that is made under—
(a) Part 9 of the Statute, namely—
(iv) the questioning of any person being investigated or prosecuted;
DOMESTIC PROCEDURES FOR OTHER TYPES OF CO-OPERATION
89. (2) The Attorney General may give authority for the request to proceed if he is satisfied that—
(a) the request relates to an investigation being conducted by the Prosecutor or a proceeding before the ICC; and
(b) the person is or may be in Trinidad and Tobago.
1. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and under procedures of national law, comply with requests by the Court to provide the following assistance in relation to investigations or prosecutions: