On this edition of You and The Law, we take a look at the Child Care and Protection Act and the role of the Office of the Children’s Advocate.
On this edition of You And The Law, we take a look at how you can still access essential legal and justice services in the midst of COVID-19. Press play to get the details.
On this edition of You And The Law, we’re taking a look at some of the Amended Orders Under The Disaster Risk Management Act. What has changed, and what’s now in effect. Let’s get into it.
Today on You And The Law, we’re taking a look at the use of the emergency powers under the Disaster Risk Management Act and how they affect constitutional rights. Press play to find out more.
On this edition of You And The Law, we’ll be clearing up what is meant by “Creating Public Mischief”. What does our law books say about the offense? What are the penalties? Let’s find out.
Section 26 (2) of the Disaster Risk Management Act was the legislation used by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on March 14 to declare all of Jamaica a Disaster Area due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. That declaration, in a legal sense, empowers the government to utilize emergency powers to preserve life, property and public health, in ways typically seen after natural disasters such as Earthquakes or Hurricanes. Listen to hear how this act is being used to fight the spread of COVID19.
With Jamaica declared a Disaster Area by the Prime Minister due to the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Such declarations require a legal framework in order to be made. Press play to learn about how this act works and what it does.
On this edition of You and the Law we’ll continuing our look at The Quarantine Act, how it works and what it does. Press play to hear more.
With the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19), the word “quarantine” is being used very regularly all over the world. Quarantine is a measure taken to prevent and contain infectious diseases or viruses buy minimizing contact with individuals or spaces that are considered infected. Press play to find out how this measure should be exercised on this edition of You & The Law.
Our Rights as Jamaicans are provided for in the Constitution, specifically Section 13, titled the “Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms”. When and individual is arrested, some of these rights may become restricted. The power of arrest given to officers of the Jamaica Constabulary Force under the Constabulary Force Act, may infringe on some of these rights and should only be done with proper justification. Press play to hear how your rights are affected while in Police Custody on this edition of You & The Law.
Expungement is a legal process where an individual can apply to have previous convictions removed from their criminal records. In Jamaica, the law that provides individuals with this right is The Criminal Justice (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act, which was first introduced in 1988. Press play to find out more about this important legal issue on this edition of You & The Law.
You can be summoned to court for various reasons ranging from civil matters to criminal cases. However sometimes persons either don’t show up for their appointed court dates or miss them for varied reasons. Press play to find out more about how to handle this issue.