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Jamaica

Constitution as adopted on 24 July 1962.

Article 15

    2. Any person who is arrested or detained shall be informed as soon as reasonably practicable, in a language which he understands, of the reasons for his arrest or detention.

Article 20

    6. Every person who is charged with a criminal offence
      (a) shall be informed as soon as reasonably practicable, in a language which he understands, of the nature of the offence charged;...
      (e) shall be permitted to have without payment the assistance of an interpreter if he cannot understand the English language.

Note: The complete text of the Constitution of Jamaica is provided in English through the Political Database of the Americas maintained by Georgetown University.


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