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UPR | First joint consultation on implementation of UN recommendations held in Jamaica

This week the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), the Centre for Civil and Political Rights (CCPR) and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (ILGA) – along with national partners JFlag and TransWave Jamaica – conducted a two-day consultation to develop strategies toward the national implementation of UN recommendations in Jamaica.

Jamaica: Briefing paper on the situation of human rights defenders

(Geneva) - Jamaica is scheduled to be reviewed at the 22nd session of the Universal Periodic Review in April 2015. The 2014 UPR of Jamaica provides the government a platform to carry out pledges made during the 2012 election. On the ground, the situation remains dangerous for human rights defenders, who are often in danger of being killed or beaten, as well as being threatened.