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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights Ltd and Others v Marshall-Burnett Case (Privy Council UK)

United Kingdom [gb]

P Sean Morris

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 June 2019

Subject(s):
State sovereignty and states' rights — Administrative law — Jurisdiction — Standing (locus standi) — Powers and jurisdiction of constitutional courts/supreme courts — Judicial power

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. In Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights (1998) Ltd and Others v Marshall-Burnett and Another (Jamaica) Privy Council (3 February 2005) (UK) (‘Jamaica Constitutional Case’), the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (‘JCPC’) held that the entrenched provisions of the Constitution of Jamaica can be amended by the Parliament providing that the procedures in Section 49 of the Constitution are met (see Jamaica (Constitution) Order (SI 1962/1550): July 23, 1962 (as Amended to 1999) (Jam)). The decision reinforces the sovereignty of the Jamaican Constitution...
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