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Vision 

A world-class judiciary utilizing innovation and technology for efficient service delivery.

Mission

To provide sound, timely judgements and efficient court services in an environment where all stakeholders are valued.

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 Parish 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."


FAIRNESS- The consistent and unbiased application of policies, legal principles, processes and procedures.

ACCOUNTABILITY-We are responsible for our actions in the discharge of our functions.

IMPARTIALITY- The disposition of justice and the delivery of court services free from external influence and bias.

INTEGRITY- We discharge our functions honestly.

INDEPENDENCE- Decisions are made based on a thorough understanding of applicable law, and without influence.

INNOVATION- The proactive and continuous pursuit of process improvements to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Judiciary.

RESPECT- We recognize and value the inherent dignity and rights of all stakeholders.

COMMITMENT- We are unwavering in our dedication to upholding the rule of law, maintaining the highest ethical standards, and ensuring the efficient administration of justice.

COMMUNICATION- The transparent, clear and timely sharing of information among internal and external stakeholders.

COURTESY- We consistently display politeness in our interactions with internal and external stakeholders.

ACCESSIBILITY- Court facilities, processes and services are conveniently located and easily accessed.

RESPONSIVENESS- We appropriately address the needs of court users in a timely manner.

EMPATHY- While discharging our functions we consider and seek to understand different perspectives in meeting the needs of our stakeholders.

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Emergency Matters

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan for the Jamaican Judiciary 2024-2028