Other Relevant Legislation

The Mediation Act No. 8 of 2004 and the Community Mediation Regulations, 2007 guide the practice of Community Mediation in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Act provides for:

  • The establishment of a body corporate known as the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago. The Board’s responsibilities include formulating standards for the accreditation of mediation training programmes as well as accreditation and monitoring of such programmes and standards for the certification of mediators and mediation trainers. The Board also has the power to enforce the Code of Ethics and administer Disciplinary Regulations for certified mediators.
  • A Code of Ethics is enforced by the Mediation Board to guide certified mediators in the conduct of mediation. The general responsibilities of certified mediators include:
    • Conduct in a manner to instill confidence in the mediation process, in their integrity and within entrusted disputes with the highest ethical standards.
    • To be honest, unbiased, diligent, to act in good faith and they seek the interests of the mediation parties.
    • To uphold the mediation principles of:
      • The parties’ right to self-determination
      • Impartiality
      • Confidentiality
      • Informed consent
      • Full disclosure

List of Legislation Act:

  1. Adoption of Children Act: Chapter 46:03
  2. Births and Deaths Registration Act Chapter 44:01
  3. Children’s Authority Act Chapter 46:10
  4. Children’s Community Residences, Foster Care and Nurseries Act Chapter 46:04
  5. Children and Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act Chapter 11:18
  6. Consumer Protection and Safety Act Chapter 82:34
  7. Deeds of Arrangement Act Chapter 9:71
  8. Equal Opportunity Act Chapter 22:03
  9. Family Law (Guardianship of Minors, Domicile and Maintenance) Act Chapter 46:08
  10. Family Proceedings Act Chapter 46:09
  11. Firearms Act Chapter 16:01
  12. Infants Act Chapter 46:02
  13. Chapter 45:01 Marriage Act
  14. Matrimonial Proceedings and Property Act Chapter 45:51
  15. Sexual Offences Act Chapter 11:28
  16. Status of Children Act Chapter 46:07
  17. Wills and Probate Act Chapter 9:03