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  1. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) (Established Fund) (Payment of Pensions) Act, 2017 (No. 23 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-23 | JAM-2017-L-108375

    Repeals and replaces section 133 of the Constitution on pensions in the public service and amends section 134.

  2. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Integrity Commission Act, 2017 (No. 26 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-10-23 | JAM-2017-L-108376

    The law establishes an Integrity Commission. The goal of the Act is to promote and enhance ethical conduct for parliamentarians, public officials and other persons by consolidating the laws relating to the prevention of corruption.

  3. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2016 No. 10. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-02-15 | JAM-2016-L-104879

  4. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) (Local Government) Act, 2015 (Act No. 14 of 2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-29 | JAM-2015-L-102688

  5. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Constitution

    The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedom (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 12 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-04-07 | JAM-2011-C-95194

    Repeals and replaces Chapter III of the Consititution concerning fundamental Rights and Freedom. These rights include the right to freedom from discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, place of origin, social class, colour, religion or political opinions; the right to protection from torture, or inhuman or degrading punishment or other treatment.

  6. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Constitution (Amendment) Act, 2011 (Act No. 13 of 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011 | JAM-2011-L-95200

    Amends provision 91 of the Constitution concerning appeal procedures for persons sentenced to the death penalty.

  7. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Political Ombudsman (Interim) Act, 2002 (Act 25 of 2002). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2002-08-15 | JAM-2002-L-98316

    The Political Ombudsman is a commission of Parliament, the members of which are appointed by the Governor General after consultation with the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader. Its objective is to investigate complaints about political parties.

  8. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Citizenship (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 1994 (No. 4 of 1994).

    Adoption: 1994-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 1993-03-01 | JAM-1994-C-48540

    Provides for acquisition of Jamaican citizenship for both males and females who married Jamaican citizens or persons who would have become Jamaican citizens if they had not died.

  9. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Citizenship (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 1993 (No. 6 of 1993).

    Adoption: 1993-03-09 | Date of entry into force: 1993-03-01 | JAM-1993-C-48539

    Provides for citizenship through either parent by persons born outside of Jamaica.

  10. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Cabinet (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 1986 (No. 16 of 1986).

    Adoption: 1986-11-27 | JAM-1986-C-48538

    A minimum of two and a maximum of four Ministers from the Senate shall be included in the Cabinet.

  11. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Constitution

    Jamaica (Constitution) Order in Council Act, 1962 (S.I. 1962 No. 1550). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1962-08-06 | JAM-1962-C-31426

    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.

  12. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Jamaica Independence Act, 1962. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1962-07-19 | JAM-1962-L-73495

    Contains provisions for the attainment by Jamaica of fully responsible and independent status within the British Commonwealth.

  13. Jamaica - Constitutional law - Law, Act

    Representation of the People Act (Cap. 342). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1944-11-20 | JAM-1944-L-104880


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