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Name: Jamaica (Constitution) Order in Council Act, 1962 (S.I. 1962 No. 1550).
Country: Jamaica
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1962-08-06
Entry into force:
Published on: Laws of Jamaica, Vol. XX
ISN: JAM-1962-C-31426
Bibliography: Laws of Jamaica, Vol. XX
Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 1983-04, Flanz, G.H., Oceana Publ., Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA, Pag. div.
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Ministry of Justice, Jamaica PDF PDF (consulted on 2012-07-06)
Abstract/Citation: Sets forth provisions [incorporating all changes through December 1989] regulating the Executive, the Parliament and the Judicature. Chapter II deals with citizenship, marriage to a citizen of Jamaica, deprivation of citizenship and commonwealth citizens. Chapter III provides for fundamental rights and freedoms of the individual, protection of right to life, freedom of movement, protection from inhuman treatment, freedom of conscience, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, protection from discrimination and racial discrimination. Chapter IV concerns the establishment of the office of the Governor-General, personal staff of the Governor General and his functions. Chapter V relates to the composition of Parliament, powers and procedure of Parliament and delimitation of constituencies. Chapter VI provides for the appointment and responsibilities of Ministers and permanent Secretaries. Chapter VII deals with the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, appeals to Her Majesty in Council and Judicial Service Commission. Chapter VIII contains provisions regarding finance. Chapter IX deals with the appointment of public officers, police officers and pensions law.
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