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Jamaica: A Long Road to Justice? Human Rights Violations under the State of Emergency

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Amnesty International (Author)
Format:
Pamphlet
Publication Date:
May 2011
URL:
https://www.amnesty.org/download/Documents/28000/amr380022011en.pdf
Published:
London: Amnesty International Publications
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Jamaica, Social conditions, Human rights, Police, Violence, Corruption, Investigation
Notes:
39 p., On 23 May 2010, the Governor-General of Jamaica declared a State of Public Emergency in the parishes of Kingston and St Andrew. Within two days, at least 74 people, including one member of the security forces, had been killed in Tivoli Gardens in West Kingston, and at least 54 others, more than half of them members of the security forces, were injured during police operations. Despite the loss of life and compelling testimonies of grave human rights violations -- including possible extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, and arbitrary arrests -- investigations into the violence have yet to establish the facts and the responsibilities conclusively.