|Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago|
26th May 2010
|Preceded by||John Jeremie|
August 26, 1972 |
Ben Lomond, Trinidad and Tobago
|Nationality||Native of Trinidad and Tobago|
|Political party||United National Congress|
|Spouse(s)||Nalini (née Nanan)|
|Alma mater||University of the West Indies, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of Westminster|
|Occupation||Attorney at Law S.C.|
He received his primary education at the Reform Presbyterian School and secondary schooling at ASJA Boys' College and Pleasantville Senior Comprehensive, in San Fernando. On completing secondary school, he entered the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, Barbados, to read for his Bachelor of Laws degree. He graduated as the top student of the Law Faculty and won several prizes for outstanding academic performance.
Ramlogan was awarded several post-graduate scholarships and read for his LLM (in corporate and commercial law) at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London (now known as the Queen Mary, University of London. Whilst at the Queen Mary & Westfield, he simultaneously pursued a post-graduate diploma in Law at the University of Westminster, courtesy the British Chevening Scholarship and the British Foreign Office Scholarship programme.
Upon qualifying as an attorney at law, he entered private private, first, under the tutelage of Ms Lynette Maharaj, SC. After several years he joined the law firm of Sir Fenton Ramsahoye, former Attorney General of Guyana. He eventually established his own chambers—Freedom House—on Harris Street, San Fernando. At the age of 22 he became one of the youngest barristers from the Commonwealth to address the Law Lords of the Privy Council. He was also a door tenant at Charter Chambers in London.
Several of Ramlogan's cases were the subject of articles in international law journals, due to the landmark decisions they birthed. As a result, occasionally, he is invited to give guest lectures in various universities in London. Two notable cases were:
- the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) against the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago concerning the Trinity Cross; and
- the SDMS against the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago over the then government's refusal to grant the SDMS a broadcaster's licence to establish and operate Radio Jaagriti 102.7 FM, a radio station catering to the Hindu niche, even though the SDMS was the major Hindu-based organisation in Trinidad and Tobago.
Political and journalistic activities
As an attorney in private practice, Ramlogan also penned a regular weekly column in the Trinidad Guardian. His op-ed columns centred on legal, social and political issues. His column was notorious for its perceived divisive content on race relations.
In 2007 Anand Ramlogan contested the 2007 General Elections on a Congress of the People ticket as a candidate for the constituency of Tabaquite, losing to Ramesh Maharaj of the United National Congress.
On May 26, 2010, two days after the success of the People's Partnership in the 2010 General Election, Anand Ramlogan was appointed a Senator and Attorney General by Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Under Section 75 (2) of the Constitution, the Attorney General must be appointed forthwith after the Prime Minister in order for the Cabinet to be properly established.
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