FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS) (INTERIM) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Duration of Act

   4   Right to vote

   5   Right to fair, etc treatment from public authority

   6   Right to be granted a passport

   7   Application for redress

 

THE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS (ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS) (INTERIM) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 26th March, 1999]

Act 16 of 1999.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Fundamental Rights (Additional Provisions) (Interim) Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this Act-

   "contravention" means in relation to any requirement, a failure to comply with that requirement, and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly;

   "court" means any court of law in Jamaica other than a court constituted by or under service law;

   "public authority" means-

   (a)   a Ministry, department or agency of Government;

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   (b)   a Parish Council or the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation;

   (c)   a statutory body or authority;

   (d)   any company registered under the Companies Act, being a company in which the Government or an agency of Government holds not less than fifty-one per centum of the ordinary shares, which is declared by resolution of each House of Parliament to be an authority for the purposes of this Act;

   (e)   any person performing functions or providing services which are-

         (i)   essential to the welfare of the Jamaican society; and

         (ii)   declared to be so essential by resolution of each House of Parliament;

   "service law" means the law regulating the discipline of a defence force or police officers.

3   Duration of Act

   This Act shall continue in force until provision is made in the Constitution of Jamaica for the inclusion therein of the rights specified in this Act in terms which preclude the alteration of that provision otherwise than in accordance with the procedures prescribed by, or in relation to section 49(2) of the Constitution, and shall then expire.

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