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Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ)
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About Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ)

Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-violent volunteer citizens’ rights action organization founded in 1999.

The organization arose out of the gas riots of April 16, 1999. It was felt that there was a need for a citizens’ rights action group to address the frustrations of the Jamaican people. Such frustrations included many instances of alleged corruption in the public sphere, apparent miscarriages of justice in the judicial system and imbalances in the socio-economic system. On August 19, 1999 four months after one of the most tempestuous times in the recent history of the country, JFJ, a self-mandated, non-profit, non-partisan, non-violent, action-oriented citizens'''' rights group, came into being; two months, thereafter, on October 15, it was officially a legal entity.

A Jamaica where the rights of all are ensured; where there is equal opportunity for citizens to realize their full potential and enjoy a sense of wellbeing; and where our culture is enhanced and respect shared.

Truth, Transparency, Integrity, Empathy, Humility, Respect.

Justice is the bedrock of any civilized and progressive society and all Jamaicans must have equal access to fair and impartial treatment.

Jamaicans are decent, law-abiding citizens; that each person is innocent until proven guilty in a Court of Law, and that each citizen deserves respect, freedom and the right to enjoy a peaceful existence.

We believe in the protection of the Constitutional rights of every human being.  Not only an organizational credo, our belief in protecting the basic rights of all citizens of Jamaica is reinforced by the recognition and acceptance of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

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