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IACHR Schedules Hearing to Monitor Human Rights Situation in Jamaica

Monday, October 27, 2014, Kingston, Jamaica– Jamaica’s commitment to safeguarding the human rights of its citizens will be assessed on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in a hearing with Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) and other human

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Frequently Asked Questions

1) Why is Jamaicans for Justice anti-police?

Some Jamaicans perceive Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) to be anti-police. This speaks to the misunderstanding of role of human rights organisations…. Read more>>

2) Why does JFJ defend criminals?

The work of JFJ has been interpreted by some, as ‘criminal rights defence’ as the defence of rights, especially for those who have been accused of committing crimes by the police… Read more>>

3) Why is it that when a civilian is killed by another civilian or when a civilian kills a police officer, the public hears nothing from JFJ but as soon as the police kills a civilian, that is when JFJ comments?

JFJ’s mandate focuses on advocating for state transparency, accountability and overall good governance with a primary focus on victims whose rights have been breached by agents of the state, specifically members of the security forces (police and soldiers)… Read more>>

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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.