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  1. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2017

    The Vision of the Forest Policy is that: by 2062, Jamaica’s forests and its biodiversity are sufficiently restored and sustainably managed, so once again the island can adequately be described as “the land of wood and water”, capable of meeting the social, economic and ecological needs of current and future generations.

  2. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    August, 1897

    This is a resource from the Resource Equity LandWise database of resources.

  3. Library Resource
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act: makes provision for the appointment of the Administrator-General for Jamaica by the Governor-General; defines functions and powers of the Administrator-General and provides with respect to the functioning of the Administrator-General and relevant judicial and administrative procedures, especially in respect of the administration of estates. The Administrator-General shall apply for letters of administration relative to the estates of all persons who shall die intestate and without heirs.

  4. Library Resource
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act places restrictions on certain dispositions regarding any freehold or leasehold land. It requires partition, or exchange, or assignment of freehold or leasehold land or lease of freehold or leasehold land to be done by deed and provides for transfer of contingent or executory interest in land or other property. It also deals with powers and rights in case mortgage contracted by a deceased person.

  5. Library Resource
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act provides that real estate over which a person executes by will a general power of appointment, as if it were real estate vested in him, without a right in any other person to take by survivorship, shall on his death, notwithstanding any testamentary disposition, devolve to and become vested in his personal representative(s), as if it were a chattel real vesting in them or him.

  6. Library Resource
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision with respect to inheritance proceedings. It sets out powers of court for the protection of heirs and inheritance in general. The Court may, upon application make various Orders affecting the inheritance of estates by will for the benefit of family and dependants of the deceased persons.

  7. Library Resource
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision with respect to inheritance and in particular concerns the distribution and administration of estates of persons who leave a will but die intestate as to some beneficial interest in his real or personal estate. The Act sets out rules regarding rights of heirs. It also concerns statutory trusts for the purpose of inheritance.

  8. Library Resource
    Jamaica, Americas, Caribbean

    This Act makes provision with respect to inheritance by will. It also concerns inheritance of freehold estates in another manner than by will. The Act concerns, among other things, the making of a will, validity, execution of a will and revocation of a will.

  9. Library Resource
    International Conventions or Treaties
    January, 1979
    Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, Eswatini, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Canada, United States of America, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, Japan, Mongolia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Georgia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, Croatia, Greece, Italy, North Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tonga

    The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - currently ratified by 187 countries - is the only human rights treaty that deals specifically with rural women (Art. 14). Adopted in 1979 by the United Nations Generally Assembly, entered into force in 1981. The Convention defines discrimination against women as follows:

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