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Human Rights MATRIX - POLICY Project/Futures Group

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http://www.policyproject.com/matrix/matrix2.cfm?country=Jamaica

Jamaica has ratified the following documents:
American Convention on Human Rights
Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women Convention on the Rights of the Child
International Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination International Covenant Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
The following documents further define the obligations of Jamaica: Beijing +5: Further Actions and Initiatives to Implement the Beijing Platform for Action Beijing Platform for Action
Cairo Programme of Action
UN Special Session on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) Declaration of Commitment Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The documents listed above require Jamaica to protect and promote the following rights: Right to development
Right to education
Right to equal protection of the law
Right to highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Right to housing
Right to just and favorable work conditions
Right to liberty and security of the person
Right to life and survival
Right to marry and found a family
Right to non-discrimination on grounds of age
Right to non-discrimination on grounds of disability (i.e. HIV positive) Right to non-discrimination on grounds of marital status
Right to non-discrimination on grounds of race and ethnicity Right to non-discrimination on grounds of sex and gender
Right to non-discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation Right to private and family life
Right to receive and impart information
Right to the benefits of scientific progress
Constitutional Protection of Rights
The Constitution of Jamaica can be viewed at http://www.georgetown.edu/pdba/Constitutions/Jamaica /jam62.html
The Constitution of Jamaica is an important tool for the protection and promotion of human rights. The Constitution enables...
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