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EOT NO. 0001/2019 Dr. Raymond Ramcharitar v The UWI

Preliminary Issue: Jurisdiction of the Tribunal Jurisdiction of the University Visitor Procedure for disputing jurisdiction Jurisdiction to hear constitutional issue Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago – section 14.4 Clause, Equal Opportunity Commission Sections 5, 6, 8, 40 and 44 of the Equal Opportunity Act. CPR 1998 Part 26.1 (1) (d) & 27(9) (1) Rule 7.13 & 24.1 EOT Rules 2016.

National Policy on PWDs

The National Policy provides a comprehensive framework for achieving social inclusion and equality of opportunity for all persons with disabilities in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The scope of the Policy covers a wide range of areas that are to be improved for the benefit of persons with disabilities. Some of these areas include legislation, raising awareness on disability issues, accessibility, education, work and employment, women and children concerns, health, habitation and rehabilitation, access to justice and a number of other areas.

EOC Strategic Plan 2018-2020

The Commission has now revised its Strategic Plan to 2018-2020 to continue its commitment to focus efforts on those activities likely to have deliberate impact in advancing equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination. The main strategic goals remain valid, with some modifications and additions to sharpen its focus and update emerging issues of concern. We have adopted a targeted approach on a common set of priorities, as identified in the Plan, which will reduce the incidence of discriminatory practices.