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Country: Jamaica - Month updated: May 2019

  1. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) (Amendment) Act, 2018 (No. 7 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-03-27 | JAM-2018-L-108380

    Amends section 4 (hearings), 6 & 16 (restitution for victims of trafficking).

  2. Jamaica - - Law, Act

    Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act, 2017 (No. 15 of 2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-07-14 | JAM-2017-L-108377

    The Act sets out special measures to uphold and preserve the rule of law, public order, citizen security and public safety within certain geographical areas of Jamaica. The Government may declare an area a Zone of Special Operations if there are reasonable grounds to believe that there is "rampant criminality, gang warfare, escalating violence and murder and the threat to the rule of law and public order."


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