This morning (June 17, 2022), the Constitutional Court handed down its judgment in the matter of Roshaine Clarke v Attorney General of Jamaica, a matter dealing with the constitutionality of parts of the Emergency Powers Regulations, 2018, which governed the State of Public Emergency under which the Claimant had been detained.
Interestingly, hours before the Court handed down its judgment, Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced that a new State of Emergency (SOE) had been declared, for the parish of St Catherine.
A live audio feed from the court was provided.
This is part of a welcome development in which live feeds have been provided in a few cases of great public interest. It would be good for this to happen in many more instances.
A Press Summary was provided to highlight aspects of the case and ruling:
The written judgment was handed down.
Emergency Powers Regulations 2018
For ease of reference, I am providing a link to an earlier blog post with a copy of the Emergency Powers Regulations, 2018.