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Name: Charter of Rights (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2001.
Country: Jamaica
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2001-04-11
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Supplement: Bills and Acts, 2001-04-11, Vol. 124, No. 9, pp. 1-32
ISN: JAM-2001-L-59350
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Supplement: Bills and Acts, 2001-04-11, Vol. 124, No. 9, pp. 1-32
Abstract/Citation: Sets forth charter of basic rights and freedoms. Protected rights and freedoms include: life, liberty and security of the person; freedom of conscience, belief and observance of religious and political doctrines; freedom of expression; right to seek, distribute or disseminate to any other person, information, opinions and ideas through any media; freedom of peaceful assembly and association; freedom of movement; due process of law; equality before the law; fair and humane treatment by any public authority or essential entity in the exercise of any of its functions; freedom from discrimination of any kind such as race, social class, colour, religion, gender or political preference; enjoyment and beneficial ownership of property; respect of private and family life, privacy of home and of communication; rights of the child; and participation in elections. Bill: Not yet approved.
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