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Countries: Jamaica

    IAJC Adopts Principles on the Operation of Civil Society Organizations

    April 12, 2023

    ICNL led a participatory process engaging over 100 experts from across Latin America and the Caribbean to develop and propose the twelve principles contained in the Declaration, which is also available in Spanish.

    IAJC Principles on Creation, Operation, Financing, and Dissolution of Civil Society Organizations

    April 12, 2023

    The Declaration of Inter-American Principles on the Legal Framework for the Creation, Operation, Financing, and Dissolution of Non-profit Civil Entities were adopted and subsequently forwarded to the Permanent Council for it's consideration and subsequent submission to the General Assembly.

    OAS Regional Report on CSO Regulation

    November 1, 2022

    Briefer summarizes these laws and implementation practices governing civil society organization in the 35 Organization of American States member States.

    Briefer on the Inter-American Principles on CSO Regulation

    October 31, 2022

    This document was designed to help participants in this process and other stakeholders understand the Principles, advocate for their adoption, assess country laws and practices against the Principles, and convene multi-sector dialogues to discuss the country’s legal environment as compared to the Principles.

    Latin America: Freedoms of Association and Peaceful Assembly in Times of Coronavirus

    April 30, 2020

    On April 1, 2020, ICNL hosted Regional Virtual Round Tables for civil society partners in Latin America and the Caribbean to address constraints on key civic freedoms in the rapidly evolving context of the coronavirus pandemic. The meetings resulted in a write-up outlining the discussions and examining various issues. The write-up is available in both English and Spanish.

    Blurred Lines and Tough Choices

    June 1, 2018

    This assessment, produced by ICNL in 2018, presents Jamaica's laws - or lack thereof - that impact civil society organizations and social enterprises within a framework of international legal standards and comparative practice.

    Income Tax Act

    January 5, 2013

    INCOME TAX THE INCOME TAX ACT ORDERS (under section 2) The Income Tax (Approved Public Utility) (The Jamaica Telephone L.N. 76170 Company Limited) Order, 1970 […]

    Information on How to Apply for Exempt Status and the Process for Becoming an Approved Charity

    January 5, 2013

    Charities Information on how to apply for exempt status under Section 12(h) of the Income Tax Act, as well as the process for becoming an […]

    Information on Donations to Approved Charities Being a Deductible Expense

    January 5, 2013

    Charitable Donations Information on donations to approved charities being a deductible expense. Making Donations to Approved Charities For the purpose of ascertaining the chargeable income […]

    Inter-American Commission Human Rights Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in the Americas

    December 31, 2011

    This report on human rights defenders in the Americas, published in 2011 by the Inter‐American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), is a follow up to the body's 2006 report on the same subject.