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.read more
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.read more
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Since 2000, over 3,300 Jamaicans have been killed by state security forces. Jamaica faces a crisis on two fronts: a crisis of high crime, and crisis of violence and abuse by security forces (disproportionately impacting poor Jamaicans). We can no longer be quiet about...
Creating a Force for Good – JFJ rolls out human rights training for the next generation of Jamaican Police
Over 120 JCF recruits received human rights training from Jamaicans for Justice Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has been engaged for over a decade in the training of law enforcement officers at all levels. We do this to broaden their understanding of human rights,...
Jamaicans for Justice, one of the leading human rights organisations in Jamaica, is pleased to announce that we are launching a project called "Mainstreaming Justice: Redress for Marginalized Groups and Establishing National Human Rights Indicators in Jamaica", with...
Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) recognises the significance of Friday’s landmark ruling by the Constitutional Court. Through this judgment the learned judges of the Supreme Court have presented us with a stark reminder that the Constitution of Jamaica is the supreme...
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
Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has been advocating for improvements in the situation of children in state care for over a decade. The focus has primarily been on lobbying both locally and internationally for changes in policy, legislation and implementation. The...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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