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School Boards Complying with Students’ Rights, According to New JFJ Research

In Jamaica, secondary school students have the legal right to elect representatives to school boards and vote in decisions. New research by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) reveals that many school boards [...]
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Police and Soldiers Tell JFJ Trainers They Want More Human Rights Exposure

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has been educating police about human rights for almost a decade. We fundamentally believe that combatting human rights violations requires increasing officers’ knowledge a[...]
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Atrocious JCF Administrative Review Report Must Be Withdrawn

Sunday, August 13, 2017 ATROCIOUS JCF ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW REPORT MUST BE WITHDRAWN  The just released Report of the Administrative Review Committee of the Jamaica Constabulary Force is deeply [...]
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JFJ Welcomes Announced Prohibition of Corporal Punishment In Schools

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) welcomes the government’s announcement to prohibit the use of corporal punishment in educational institutions. Such a measure, if robustly implemented, will advance the wel[...]
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Enhanced Detention Measures Must Be Accompanied by Safeguards Against Abuse

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) understands the need for the Government of Jamaica to take effective measures to combat the scourge of crime and violence. The government must not simply “do something,” it[...]
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Reported Beatings of Men in Police Custody – JFJ Calls For Urgent Protective Measures

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has received credible reports from family members of persons detained at Central Police Station of the serious physical abuse of two detainees while in police custody. We d[...]
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Remembrance: Jason Smith - Killed by the Police

The annual remembrance event for Jason Smith, killed by the police fourteen years ago, will be on July 9, 2016 at 8 King Street, Spanish Town. Learn more about Jason's story here. [...]
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Justice Demands Action: JFJ Responds to the Tabling West Kingston Commission of Enquiry Report

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) welcomes the tabling of the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry in parliament, and unreservedly affirms the value of the Commission’s process to securing just[...]
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Make Rhetoric a Reality: JFJ Calls for Action on Support for Foster Families

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) welcomes the announcement by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information to review the government’s support for foster parents and implement improved monitoring measur[...]
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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[...]
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"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[...]
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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 [...]
JFJ Press Release: Coroner’s Jury Delivers Verdict in the Imran Ferguson case

JFJ Press Release: Coroner’s Jury Delivers Verdict in the Imran Ferguson case

Coroner’s Jury Delivers Verdict in the Imran Ferguson case Monday, January 19, 2015, Kingston, Jamaica - The Coroner’s Jury in the inquest of Imran Ferguson ruled on the 13th January 2015 that a ch[...]
JFJ - Job Opportunity

JFJ - Job Opportunity

JFJ - Job Opportunity   JAMAICANS FOR JUSTICE Founded in 1999, Jamaicans for Justice is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-violent, citizens’ rights action organisation advocating f[...]
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JFJ Press Release: JFJ and ROOTS 96.1 FM Roll Out Community Education Series

JFJ and ROOTS 96.1 FM Roll Out Community Education Series Thursday, November 20, 2014, Kingston, Jamaica - Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) and ROOTS 96.1FM have joined forces to roll out a multi-community[...]
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JFJ Press Release: JFJ Welcomes Conviction of Two Policemen for Murder and Wounding with Intent

JFJ WELCOMES CONVICTION OF TWO POLICEMEN FOR MURDER AND WOUNDING WITH INTENT Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaicans for Justice ((JFJ) welcomes the jury’s decision today to in Alli[...]
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Setting The Record Straight: JFJ Children's Home Programme

A significant amount of misrepresentation and falsehoods have been in the media concerning the sexual and reproductive rights pilot programme implemented by JFJ in six children’s homes between Novembe[...]
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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 Hum[...]
New JCF Force Orders: Commendable But Inadequate

New JCF Force Orders: Commendable But Inadequate

Tuesday, October 13, 2014, Kingston, Jamaica - On October 4, Police Commissioner Carl Williams promulgated Force Orders that, if implemented, would significantly improve the internal accountability of[...]