Jamaica: Time for stronger police accountability [updated August 2020]

Index Number: AMR 38/1717/2019

This submission was prepared for the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Jamaica in November 2020. Originally published in October 2019, it was updated in August 2020 due to the delay in the review caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In it, Amnesty International raises concerns about unlawful killings by the police, intimidation and harassment of victims’ relatives, limitations to access to justice and improvements in police oversight. Amnesty International is also concerned about widespread and institutionalized discrimination against LGBTI persons and the criminalization of same-sex relations.

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