Press Release

Office of the Chief Justice & UN Jamaica facilitate International Human Rights Seminar for the Judiciary

25 January 2017

  • The seminar included an overview of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the framework of International Human Rights Law, among other international law and human rights topics 

On January 13 & 14, the United Nations in Jamaica collaborated with the Office of the Chief Justice to deliver a seminar to members of the judiciary at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston.

The seminar explored the following:

- An Overview of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in the Framework of International Human Rights Law

- Fair Trial, Liberty and Security of Person under the ICCPR in General Comments 32 and 35 (including gender considerations)

- The Impact of International Human Rights Law on Domestic Law and the Court System

- Comments/Views on the Role of Regional / International Jurisprudence for Domestic Courts

UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Bruno Pouezat and Chief Justice, the Honourable Mrs. Justice Zaila McCalla, delivered remarks. Presentations were made by the following persons:

- Dr. Birgit Gerstenberg, UN Senior Human Rights Advisor
- Ms. Tracy Robinson, Lecturer, UWI Law Faculty at Mona
- The Honourable Mr. Justice Adrian Saunders, Judge, Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)
- The Hon. Mr. Justice C. Dennis Morrison, President, Court of Appeal

The sessions were moderated by The Honourable Mrs. Justice Carol Lawrence-Beswick and The Honourable Mrs. Justice Sarah Thompson- James, Puisne Judges for the Supreme Court. 

 

UN entities involved in this initiative

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IOM
International Organization for Migration
UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
WHO
World Health Organization

Other entities involved in this initiative

IMF
International Monetary Fund
World Bank
World Bank

Goals we are supporting through this initiative