Attorney-at-law Clyde Williams
Attorney-at-law Clyde Williams, is cautioning that if the recently filed constitutional claim against the curfew orders in 2021 and earlier this year is successful, serious questions would arise about the hundreds of persons still in court for breaching the restrictions.
Mr Williams, speaking Friday on Radio Jamaica's Beyond the Headlines, acknowledging that it could cause a floodgate of challenges for breaches of the various curfew orders which were passed as part of measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
The attorney is representing two women who filed a constitutional claim challenging two specific curfew orders imposed under the amended Disaster Risk Management Act.
This is not the first constitutional claim against some of the curfew orders.
However, the central argument in this claim is that the manner in which the two orders were passed violates constitutional provisions and the claimants' constitutional right to freedom of movement.