Jamaicans for Justice at Work, Part 2: Police Harassment Leading to Suicide Attempts


Here is another case – this time of alleged harassment of a Jamaican citizen by the police – that Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has been pursuing for some time. Keep up the good work, JFJ. We must continue to be vigilant and to ask questions whenever and wherever necessary. Human rights is a very fragile … More Jamaicans for Justice at Work, Part 2: Police Harassment Leading to Suicide Attempts

Civil Society Organizations Mobilize to Monitor Jamaican Policies


Jamaica has several lobby groups advocating on behalf of marginalized communities. It has “watchdogs” that keep an eye on what the Government of the day is doing (or not doing) in relation to specific issues of concern to these communities. But could the watchdogs sharpen their skills some more? Tomorrow will see the opening of … More Civil Society Organizations Mobilize to Monitor Jamaican Policies

Jamaica’s Human Rights Record to be Reviewed by Universal Periodic Review


Here is some information from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Please note the meeting will be live streamed… GENEVA (11 May 2015) – Jamaica’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the second time on Wednesday 13 May 2015 in a meeting … More Jamaica’s Human Rights Record to be Reviewed by Universal Periodic Review

Horror in the dust


A few hours ago, on prime time news, the Petchary watched a video, recorded on a cell phone, in Ocho Rios, St. Ann. A man is writhing in the dust. Residents and police standing around. One policeman hits the man – who appears to be unarmed – with a heavy stick. Another walks around the … More Horror in the dust