Admitted to practice in Trinidad and Tobago in 1988, Satya brings significant expertise in public interest and constitutional law to ILP’s board. Satya has a broad international practice in public law and defamation matters.
Within those areas, she is regularly asked to work on matters which directly or indirectly produce wide scale, permanent beneficial change, to large groups of individuals. A lifelong social activist, Satya notably acted in a challenge to absolute parliamentary immunity brought by an MP alleging defamation and an examination of the power to pardon in habeas corpus proceedings.
The case set a precedent that “the State cannot be allowed to use a power to pardon to enable the law to be set aside by permitting it to be contravened with impunity.” Satya took her undergraduate degree at the University of the Indies, she also holds a Masters degree in Company and Corporate Law from Kings’ College London and an LLB from University of the West Indies, Bridgetown, Barbados.