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
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
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
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.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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