Welcome to the Supreme Court of Jamaica

"Welcome to the website of the Supreme Court of Jamaica. The purpose of this website is to provide visitors with information about the Supreme and Magistrates Courts and to provide an interface for accessing information on the procedures and daily activities at the Supreme Court.

Our Courts play an essential role in protecting our constitutional rights to equal and due process under the law. Both criminal and civil courts provide the opportunity for the parties to have their cases heard by neutral judges and/or juries. This process ensures that all cases are decided in a fair and consistent manner. Based on the role of the Court, it is fair to say that Courts are at the nucleus of the justice system. Therefore a healthy Court system is important to a healthy justice system.

A strong and independent judiciary is at the core of democracy. It has been said that if you want to measure the level of freedom in any country, the first thing to be determined is whether that nation’s Judiciary is truly independent, from other branches of government and from all other influences of power, because ultimately a free society depends upon a judiciary that is loyal only to the law. Our Judiciary is committed to performing their role skillfully and impartially.

We hope that you will find this site to be user friendly and the information useful. We invite your comments as to the usefulness of the information provided as well as your ideas for other content to be posted. Finally, please help us provide a quality product by letting us know if you encounter any difficulties while navigating through the site or otherwise."