Policy and Advocacy
Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is actively engaged in advocacy regarding policy reform around a range of human rights, governance and justice issues. JFJ’s philosophy is to maximize public engagement in the policy-making process. We conduct policy research, prepare policy analysis and engage decision-makers at all levels to strengthen the policy and legislative environment for the advancement of human rights, good governance, and state accountability. JFJ frequently makes submissions in the Jamaican parliament and participates in technical processes to develop new laws and policies. We also conduct projects for international development partners around research and advocacy. JFJ’s has most notably been involved in the legislative processes to establish a National Identification and Registration system in Jamaica, the establishment of freedom of information law in Jamaica, the claw to establish an independent police oversight body, the establishment of Jamaica’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms and other laws regarding public security, justice reform and children’s rights.
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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...read more
The Jamaica Human Rights Network, which includes the undersigned organisations and individuals, writes in support of Jamaica’s nomination of globally renowned jurist Margarette Macaulay for a second term as a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights...read more
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 justice for those affected. The Commission’s report detailed some of 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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