Jamaica has a long legislative tradition, stretching from colonial times to the post-independence era. In fact, the laws that currently govern the state and citizens of this island nation are an eclectic mix that emerged from laws passed or enacted before and since 1962, when Jamaica joined the ranks of other independent nations that were previously colonies of the former British Empire. The Law Revision Act (LRA) (1969) entrusted the task of ensuring the effective and accurate review of Jamaican laws to the Law Review Committee (LRC), chaired by the Minister of Justice and composed of other Law Review Commissioners (appointed ex officio under the 2016 amendment to the LRA). The Law Review Secretariat (LRS) is the unit of the Department of Justice responsible for carrying out practical law revision work under the technical direction of the Law Review Commissioners and the administrative supervision of the Secretary of State. The laws of Jamaica (also known as laws or statutes) were first revised in modern times in 1938 and 1953. Since 1953, before and after independence, the volume of laws passed by Parliament has necessitated further revision. As a result, a law was enacted – the 1969 Act – which not only established the framework for the implementation of the revision of the Act, but also defined the role of the Law Review Commissioners in carrying out this task, but also paved the way for the first (and so far only) comprehensive review of the laws of independent Jamaica. You can now view the latest laws adopted and/or amended (unconsolidated versions) The revision of the Act is a process of reviewing the laws applicable to a region, territory or element to determine the extent to which changes have been made in a given period of time and how best to incorporate or consolidate these changes into a comprehensive publication. that is, a series of volumes reflecting the law in terms of accuracy, timeliness and timeliness.

Since 1974, there has been an annual review that keeps these revised laws – laws and subsidiary laws – up to date. The Law on the Revision of Laws currently stipulates 31 December of each year as the deadline for the revision of one year, all new laws created at that time being “in force” (i.e. are in force), will be taken into account in the revision of the year. Therefore, changes to the pages of the revised statutes and the revised subsidiary legislation will be identified and made, and the updated pages for the specified year will be prepared for publication. The priorities identified by the Department of Justice in 2012-2015 are: strengthening public confidence in the justice system; improving access to justice; strengthening links between justice sector institutions; Creation of a solid judicial infrastructure and implementation of a social component for the administration of justice. Accordingly, the revised laws of Jamaica (Statutes) were issued in 1974 and included all laws or statutes that were “in force” as of December 31, 1973. As a result of this process, most of the existing primary law was organized into twenty-nine (29) volumes; This includes the various Acts of the Jamaican Parliament (volumes I to XXVII) as well as the Jamaican Constitution and the Jamaica Independence Act (volume XXIX). Implementation of legal reforms for greater social justice. The Access to Information Act (2002) gives citizens and others a general right of access to an official government record that is not an exempt record that would not otherwise be accessible. We are constantly looking for new ways to use resources more efficiently We are committed to continuous improvement We challenge the status quo and promote awareness of individual liability and civil law obligations. promote respect for rights and freedoms, the rule of law and the Constitution. Provide redress when people are ill-treated by state organs.

Restorative justice (RJ) is a process in which all parties involved in a particular crime come together to decide together how to deal with the consequences of the crime. The Victim Support Unit provides therapeutic interventions to all victims of crime, acting in its best interests by actively supporting them, identifying their needs and maximizing their participation in the justice system. A justice of the peace is constituted, empowered and governed by the Justices of the Peace Act, 2018. Over nine thousand (9,000) justices of the peace have been appointed in Jamaica. Implementation of legal provisions ordered by the courts for the protection of the company. The Department of Justice`s priority is to completely transform the justice system with a focus on delivering efficient and effective justice for all. As part of the justice reform agenda, the Department of Justice Canada (DOJ) completed an organizational review of the Department of Justice that resulted in a new corporate profile focused on politics and people. We focus on results We take responsibility for our responsibility We keep our knowledge and skills up-to-date and relevant We exercise our initiative when the situation requires it The Ministry, through its Department of Public Restoration and Preventive Justice, manages justices of the peace.