Landmark legal challenge of discriminatory “Buggery” laws in T&T

by Jason Jones

Landmark legal challenge of discriminatory “Buggery” laws in T&T

by Jason Jones
Jason Jones
Case Owner
Human Rights Defender Jason Jones has successfully achieved legal reforms for LGBT people in the United Kingdom, and most recently, Trinidad & Tobago. His work is recognised as Globally important.
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on 12th May 2019
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pledged of £10,000 target from 23 pledges
Jason Jones
Case Owner
Human Rights Defender Jason Jones has successfully achieved legal reforms for LGBT people in the United Kingdom, and most recently, Trinidad & Tobago. His work is recognised as Globally important.

Latest: April 23, 2019

Please help! Time is running out!

Hi all,

I just wanted to thank you so much for your kind donation to my fundraising campaign.

I am way behind on reaching my target so I'm hoping you can help me.

I have only 2 weeks left to hit m...

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Who am I?

My name is Jason and I am an independent LGBTQ+ activist with over 30 years experience in fighting for Equal Rights. 

In January 2017, I filed a historic constitutional High Court challenge of the discriminatory “buggery” & "serious indecency” laws of my home Country Trinidad & Tobago which carried penalties of up to 25 years in jail for consensual adult same-sex intimacy. 


Case Background

On April 12 2018 I won my case, and the laws were deemed inhumane and unconstitutional by Justice Devindra Rampersad. 

But the Government of T&T has now filed an appeal to the Privy Council of my victory.

This appeal is incredibly important & impactful, as it is the first time in history that the Privy Council will hear an LGBTQ+ decriminalisation case. I can't fight this case without your help. Please contribute now and share this page with your friends, family and on social media. 

A victory there will lead to decriminalisation in multiple countries across the Commonwealth for whom the Privy is also their supreme court! 

My case victory was cited twice in the Indian Supreme Court victory for LGBTQ+ decriminalisation last September, and my historic case will benefit the lives of over 55 Million LGBTQ+ across the Globe and end 100's of years of legalised persecution of LGBTQ+ people by British Colonial-era Laws. 


How much am I raising and why?

My amazing legal team in the UK and T&T are all working for my case pro bono! 

The funds I am raising are for all of the out of pocket expenses that arise when running a case of this size, and appearing in courts between 2 jurisdictions, 5,000 miles apart. 

I am without any support from Governments and/or non-governmental agencies. So I depend on your generous donations to keep going! 

Thank you for your kind support for this human rights issue.

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Jason Jones

April 23, 2019

Please help! Time is running out!

Hi all,

I just wanted to thank you so much for your kind donation to my fundraising campaign.

I am way behind on reaching my target so I'm hoping you can help me.

I have only 2 weeks left to hit my target or I lose all the donations I have received. 

So please share the link with your networks and explain why you felt compelled to support my work. 

A personal message from you will incentivise others to act as you have.

This case has the ability to decriminalise LGBTQ+ people living in ELEVEN Commonwealth Countries as my victory in this Privy Council Appeal will set a legal precedent for those ELEVEN countries to change their laws!

It is so important and will affect the lives of so many for the better.

No organisations are helping me, so I desperately need your support, so please;


  • Email ten of your friends asking them to pledge to my case
  • Post a link to Facebook asking your friends to pledge
  • Tweet in support.


Much thanks, and thank you from the voiceless members of the LGBTQ+ community who are unable to thank you themselves.


Jason Jones 

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