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Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/JAM/CO/4, 1 November 2016: Jamaica

C. Principal matters of concern and recommendations Prohibition of discrimination 15. The Committee is concerned that the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms does not protect all persons against all forms of discrimination and contains saving clauses that are contrary to the provisions of the Covenant. It regrets that the right to freedom from discrimination […]

Concluding Observations, CRC/C/JAM/CO/3-4, 30 January 2015: Jamaica

III. Main areas of concern and recommendations B. General principles (arts. 2–3, 6 and 12 of the Convention) Data collection 16. The Committee welcomes the establishment of a comprehensive database (JamStats) capturing a wide range of social and economic indicators on the various aspects of children’s lives as well as initiatives to strengthen existing data […]

Concluding Observations, CCPR/C/JAM/CO/3, 17 November 2011: Jamaica

8. While welcoming the adoption of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms in April 2011, the Committee regrets that the right to freedom from discrimination is now expressed on the grounds of “being male or female”, failing to prohibit discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. The Committee is also concerned that […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, A/HRC/16/44/Add.1, 28 February 2011: Jamaica

Jamaica Letter of allegations 1366. On 1 December 2010, the Special Rapporteur sent a letter of allegations to the Government concerning the Jamaica Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J- FLAG), a human rights lobby group which advocates equal rights for lesbian, gay, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in Jamaica. The organisation was previously the […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on torture, A/HRC/16/52/add.3, 11 October 2010: Jamaica

III. ASSESSMENT OF THE SITUATION C. Conditions of detention 3. Correctional centres 47. Homosexuals detained at St. Catherine and Tower Street correctional centres were held in the “vulnerable persons unit” as a protective measure. However, their separation led to a loss of privileges of a punitive character, such as work and recreation, including the use […]