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  1. Jamaica - Human rights - Constitution

    Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Bill, 2003 (No. 16). Bill: not yet in force.

    Adoption: 2003-04-29 | JAM-2003-C-64786

    Includes new charter of rights and freedoms in the Constitution. Protected rights and freedoms include the following: life, liberty and security of the person; freedom of thought, conscience, belief and observance or 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; freedom from discrimination on the grounds of race, social class, colour, religion, sex, place of origin or political preference; as well as a number of other basic rights.

  2. Jamaica - Human rights - Law, Act

    Charter of Rights (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2001.

    Adoption: 2001-04-11 | JAM-2001-L-59350

    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.

  3. Jamaica - Human rights - Law, Act

    Public Defender (Interim) Act (Act 33 of 1999). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2000-04-16 | JAM-2000-L-98315

    The Public Defender is commissioned by the Governor General, after consultation with the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader. Their role is to protect and enforce the rights of citizens.

  4. Jamaica - Human rights - Law, Act

    Fundamental Rights (Additional Provisions) (Interim) Act (Act No. 16 of 1999). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1999-03-26 | JAM-1999-L-73492

    Provides for the right to vote, the right to fair treatment from public authorities, the right to be granted a passport. The Act to remain in force until the inclusion of these rights in the constitution after the adoption of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act.


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