Legal Support

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) provides direct legal support in human rights matters. This involves legal assistance to victims of human rights violations and their families, pro bono legal advice to primarily low-income and marginalized persons, and strategic litigation of human rights, social justice and state accountability matters. JFJ provides provides active representation in multiple courts across Jamaica in civil and criminal matters and before international tribunals such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

JFJ’s legal team works primarily on cases involving public authorities, especially the security forces. We¬†provide legal support in response to police killings, unlawful detentions and abuse, discrimination of any kind, denials of access to justice and other forms of injustice. Our office accepts cases directly from victims, their families, organizations, and the general public. To submit a complaint contact our office directly or email us at complaints@jamaicansforjustice.org.