The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that a law in Guyana, which makes it a criminal offence for a man or a woman to appear in a public place while dressed in clothing of the opposite sex for an “improper purpose”, is unconstitutional.
The law, Section 153(1)(xlvii) of the Summary Jurisdiction (Offences) Act, is to be struck from the laws of Guyana.
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) will on Tuesday deliver its decision in the case of McEwan and others vs Attorney General of Guyana which challenged the constitutionality of a law that criminalizes wearing attire of a different gender in public for an “improper purpose.”
The decision will be delivered at the CCJ headquarters in Port of Spain.
The CCJ is Guyana's final court of appeal.
Jamaica's Opposition wants the Government to take cases of Jamaicans who have been illegally denied entry to Trinidad and Tobago to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Jamaica Gleaner is reporting.
The newspaper quotes Opposition spokesman on foreign affairs, Anthony Hylton, as saying the government must show that it is serious about protecting the rights of Jamaicans when they are breached.
Hylton told a news conference that the opposition is alarmed at the recent treatment of Jamaicans who sought to enter Trinidad.