Jamaica: Public security reforms and human rights in Jamaica

Index Number: AMR 38/001/2009

People in Jamaica’s inner cities have for decades been caught between the reign of fear exercised by criminal gangs and violent policing. Far-reaching reforms to the police and the justice system have begun. As this report shows, these reforms have now reached a critical stage. With political will and commitment, they can help drive forward the changes needed to tackle entrenched human rights problems in the inner cities.

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