Advancing Children’s Rights In Jamaica

Report On Legislative Reform Initiative

Photograph of a male student outside Hazard Primary School in Clarendon, Jamaica
UNICEF Jamaica/2018/Ross Sheil


Jamaica was among three countries with a Common Law system selected by UNICEF headquarters to participate in a Legislative Reform Initiative aimed at reviewing existing national legislation and mechanisms with a child rights lens. Under the LRI, a national study was conducted by UNICEF in Jamaica to assess the impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on legislative reform. Particular attention was paid to the linkages between legislative reform and social policies.

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