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

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

The Hon. Mrs. Justice Simone Wolfe-Reece

Paulwell, Phillip and Peter Bunting v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Constitutional Law - Constitutional Amendment to increase retirement age of the Director of Public Prosecutions – Whether the impugned Act is inconsistent with the supremacy clause and void – Whether the impugned Act amended the Constitution – Whether section 2 of the impugned Act may be struck down on the grounds of improper purpose as unconstitutional– Whether the impugned Act may be struck down for contravening the principle of separation of powers – Whether section 2 of the impugned Act has the effect of circumventing the constitutionally mandated process for the extension of the term i

Johnson, Bronton v The Director of Public Prosecutions and the Attorney General of Jamaica

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – The Constitution of Jamaica – The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2011, sections 13(2), 13(3)(a), 13(3)(p), 13(3)(j), 14, 16(5), 18, 19 and 49 – Whether sections 5, 8, 15, 20, 21, 23 and 25 of the DNA Evidence Act breach the Claimant’s fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed under sections 13(3)(a), 13(3)(j), 14 and 16(5) of the Charter – Whether any breach of the Claimant’s fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed under the Charter are demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society – Part 56, CPR.

Leon-Issa, Amoi v Detective Constable Julian Frazer, The Commissioner of Police, Her Honour Mrs. Sasha Marie Ashley and the Attorney General of Jamaica

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – The Constitution of Jamaica – The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2011, sections 13(2) and (3)(j)(iii), 16(2) & 19 – Whether section 21 of the Cybercrimes Act breaches the Claimant’s fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed under section 13(3)(j)(iii) of the Charter – Whether any breach of the Claimant’s right to privacy guaranteed under section 13(3)(j)(ii) of the Charter are demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society – Whether breach of Claimant’s rights guaranteed under section 16(2) – Proportionality - Pr

Issa, Amoi Leon v Ffrazer, Detective Constable Julilan and the Commissioner of Police and Her Honour Mrs. Sasha Marie Ashley and the Attorney General of Jamaica

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW – The Constitution of Jamaica – The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (Constitutional Amendment) Act, 2011, sections 13(2) and (3)(j)(iii), 16(2) & 19 – Whether section 21 of the Cybercrimes Act breaches the Claimant’s fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed under section 13(3)(j)(iii) of the Charter – Whether any breach of the Claimant’s right to privacy guaranteed under section 13(3)(j)(ii) of the Charter are demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society – Whether breach of Claimant’s rights guaranteed under section 16(2) – Proportionality - Pr

Dryden, Kerrie-Ann v Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, the Public Service Commission, The Attorney General of Jamaica and Audrey Sewell

JUDICIAL REVIEW - Civil Procedure Rules - Part 56 of CPR – Constitutional law –– Breach of Public Service Regulations – Staff Orders for Public Service – Performance Management Appraisal System (PMAS) guidelines – Delay in completing job performance reports and PMAS appeal process – Right to fair hearing within reasonable time under Section 16(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms – Mandamus – Declaration – Damages.

Cameron, Mervin v The Attorney General of Jamaica

Civil Procedure Rules - Application for leave to cross-examine a person not an
Affiant/Witness before the Court ( His Excellency, the Governor General) – Power
of Court to control evidence under CPR 29.1 - Whether Court should exercise
overriding jurisdiction to call non-witness to be cross-examined – Overriding
objectives

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