Since 2018, Jamaicans for Justice has noted a marked increase in the number of complaints received involving violations of the rights of patients as they engage with the public health sector. This has prompted us to take a closer look into the area of patients’ rights and within the realm of the right to health.read more
In the interest of public accountability and transparency, The JFJ legal and advocacy teams have continued to supported efforts to unearth documents that will clarify the actions of the government and their agents after the Armadale tragedy and to aid in advocacy to bring visibility to it.read more
News and Advocacy
On March 25, 2019, Jamaica’s highest Court of Appeal, The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council delivered a landmark judgement in a case filed by Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) against the Police Service Commission (PSC) challenging the promotion of an officer, involved in dozens of alleged unlawful killings, to the senior ranks of the police force.
In a jam-packed ceremony on Thursday, July 18, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), launched our “Child Protection Laws” Pocketguide for Educators and Childcare Professionals”. The guide was developed over the past year by JFJ in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth & Information, with support from the Justice Undertakings for Social Transformation (JUST) – a Canadian government-funded programme implemented by the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jamaica.
Two years after an apology and promise of compensation from the Jamaican Government, Attorneys-at-Law at Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) are still working assiduously to secure financial compensation from the government for the victims of the 1963 Coral Gardens Massacre.
JFJ recently rolled out an initiative to train police recruits of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) and assess their existing knowledge of human rights on the eve of their entry into the field.
On January 16, 2018 two children burnt to death in a fire at the Walker’s Place of Safety. The fire completely destroyed the facility that was home to 36 wards of the state. This is the fifth fire at a child-care institution in recent memory and occurs one year after...read more
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 comply with the law. 71% of student representatives voted freely in...read more
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 welfare of all children by affirming in law that violence ought never...read more
Founded in 1999, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is a non-government human rights and social justice organisation. JFJ serves hundreds of Jamaicans each year by providing legal services in response to human rights violations, working on legislation and policy, campaigning for social justice causes, and conducting high-impact research that shape the national human rights agenda.
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