Constitution as adopted on 24 July 1962.
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.
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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