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A Victim’s Story: Human Rights Commitments Must Result in Tangible Improvements

A Victim’s Story: Human Rights Commitments Must Result in Tangible Improvements

By Robin Guittard, Caribbean Campaigner at Amnesty International and Rodje Malcolm, Advocacy Director at Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) Paulette Wellington was not at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva[...]
"Scrutiny is good!" Human Rights Groups Say Ahead of JA's UN Review in Geneva

"Scrutiny is good!" Human Rights Groups Say Ahead of JA's UN Review in Geneva

12 May 2015, Kingston Jamaica – On May 13, 2015 Jamaica’s human rights record will be examined for the second time in Geneva by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the Universal[...]
West Kingston Enquiry: Secrecy, Protocol And Dumping Government Documents

West Kingston Enquiry: Secrecy, Protocol And Dumping Government Documents

By Susan Goffe, JFJ Campaigner This piece originally appeared in the (Jamaica Gleaner) The provision of Cabinet documents came up recently during sittings of the commission of enquiry, particula[...]
JFJ rolls out 2-year outreach, education and advocacy initiative

JFJ rolls out 2-year outreach, education and advocacy initiative

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) will embark on a 2-year initiative to empower marginalized communities, improve policing, and raise national awareness of human rights issues. The project, Understanding [...]

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To bring about fundamental change in Jamaica’s judicial, economic, social and political systems through the protection of human rights, good governance, and state accountability and transparency.

 

JFJ advocates on behalf of victims of human rights abuses, implements outreach initiatives, and seeks to improve policy and law to protect rights.
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1) Why is Jamaicans for Justice anti-police?

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Founded in 1999, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-violent citizens’ rights action organisation advocating for state transparency, accountability and overall good governance.

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