J-FLAG Partners with JYAN to Launch Secondary School Essay Writing Competition

Background There is a dearth of discourse and opportunities for students to learn about human rights issues in Jamaica. This is particularly true of those sociocultural, political and legal issues that affect the rights of vulnerable and marginalised populations such as people living with HIV (PLHIV), women and girls, people living with different abilities, lesbian, … Continue reading J-FLAG Partners with JYAN to Launch Secondary School Essay Writing Competition

[Part II] It is not illegal to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender [LGBT] in Jamaica

 I did some reading on the three primary rules governing the interpretation of laws by courts. The three rules are literal, mischief and golden. The literal rule has been the most commonly used technique by judges for interpreting the law and has only been sidelined where the court believed a literal interpretation would somehow be … Continue reading [Part II] It is not illegal to be lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender [LGBT] in Jamaica