The Jamaica Constitution, 1962 was drafted by a bipartisan joint committee of the Jamaican legislature in 1961-62, approved in the United Kingdom and included as the Second Schedule of the Jamaica (Constitution) Order in Council, 1962 under the West Indies Act, 1962. It came into force with the Jamaica Independence Act, 1962 of the U.K. Parliament, which gave Jamaica political independence.
The Jamaica Constitution, 1962 contains ten chapters dealing with:
- Interpretation and Effect
- Fundamental Rights and Freedoms
- The Governor General
- Executive Powers
- The Judication
- The Public Service