Redress and Legal Services
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
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
- other forms of injustice
Our office accepts cases directly from victims, their families, organizations, and the general public.
Latest in Legal
JFJ Wins Landmark Case: Court Rules That Full Investigations Into Police Misconduct Necessary Prior to Promotions
Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) welcomes the decision by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council handed down on 25 March, 2019 which held that the Police Service Commission in discharging its statutory functions has a duty to conduct investigations or to instruct that...read more
On March 16, 2018 the Court of Appeal ruled that the Independent Commission of Investigations (INDECOM) had no statutory authority to charge, arrest and prosecute members of the security forces who commit unlawful acts, such as extrajudicial killings. The court ruled...read more
Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) and partner, Lawyers without Boarders Canada (LWBC), hosted the workshop at the Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica on June 26 and 27 with funding support from the European Union. Both government and non-government agencies attended...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.
Follow us on Social Media