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The Grand Court has ruled that Section 9 of the Bill of Rights covering 'Private and family life' must be considered by the Immigration Appeals Tribunal when considering whether a person can remain on island.
A local law firm said this week that it has been unable, for the past few years, to retrieve public documents relating to how Cayman Islands Immigration Department boards and staff members process various applications for work permits, permanent residence and Caymanian status.
The court judgment striking down the “immunity clause” in the Health Services Authority Law may be a hollow victory for Norene Ebanks and her disabled daughter Donette Thompson, but it could turn out to be a landmark triumph for other members of our society and for the general concept of justice in the Cayman Islands.
An “immunity clause” that protected negligent doctors in the Cayman Islands from civil lawsuits was unlawful, a judge has ruled.
The automatic transfer of tax information by the government to more than 100 countries and tax authorities scheduled to begin in 2017 may infringe on privacy rights and face other human rights challenges under the Cayman Islands Bill of Rights.
What immunity clauses such as Section 12 of the HSA Law do is create a climate of “victors versus victims,” where the victors are the public agencies, and the victims are the ordinary members of Cayman society.