JFJ calls for the Integrity Commission’s gag clause to be repealed

Advocacy group Jamaicans For Justice, JFJ is again calling for the Integrity Commission’s gag clause to be repealed to enhance transparency.

The call follows the commission’s announcement yesterday that eight parliamentarians have been referred to its Investigation Division for illicit enrichment between April 2022 and March 2024.

The identities of those referred have not been disclosed owing to the commission’s gag clause.

Clause 53 of the Integrity Commission act states, until the tabling in parliament of a report under section 36, all matters under investigation by the director of investigation or any other person involved in such investigation shall be kept confidential, and no report or public statement shall be made by the commission…..”

According to JFJ’s Executive Director Mickel Jackson, when a matter is of public interest, the Integrity Commission should be able to provide updates.


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