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Policy Instruments

Laws and regulations
Disaster Risk Management Act (No. 1 of 2015)

The Act makes provisions for the management and mitigation of disaster, the reduction of risks associated with disaster and for connected matters in Jamaica.

Laws and regulations
Access to Information Act (No. 21 of 2002)

The objects of this Act are to reinforce and give further effect to certain fundamental principles underlying the system of constitutional democracy, such as governmental accountability, transparency, and public participation in national decision-making, by granting to the public a general right

Laws and regulations
Legal Aid Act (No. 36 of 1997)

The Act makes provision for the establishment and operation of a co-ordinated legal aid system in Jamaica and establishes a Legal Aid Council to administer legal aid.