Jamaica: “Let them kill each other”: Public security in Jamaica’s inner cities

Index Number: AMR 38/001/2008

Jamaica has one of the highest rates of violent crime in the world. The Jamaican Constabulary Force is responsible for one of the highest rates of killings by police in the Americas. In this report Amnesty International calls on the Jamaican authorities to show the political will needed to cut homicide rates in the inner-cities and address the root causes of the violence; to introduce human rights-based policing; to reduce killings by police; and to reform the justice system to improve access to justice.

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