JCSC Petition to Parliament for an Interim Report on Tivoli/West Kingston Incursion
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The Parliament of Jamaica

JCSC Petition to Parliament for an Interim Report on Tivoli/West Kingston Incursion

    1. Petition by

      Jamaica Civil Society Coalition

The May 2010 operations by security forces in Tivoli/West Kingston, resulted in the deaths of over 70 people.  The Office of the Public Defender has carried out an investigation and to date a report has not been presented to the Parliament and the citizens of Jamaica.  The victims, families of victims and the country on a whole need answers. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 200 signatures
    2. Let us send a strong message that we expect this commitment to be kept.

      The Speaker of the House has given the assurance that the Public Defender will deliver on this final deadline in 2 weeks. Help us to make this happen by supporting our campaign and also ask at least five persons to sign the petition by Monday.


      Tivoli report in two weeks - Lead Stories - Jamaica Gleaner - Thursday | December 6, 2012

      AFTER MISSING a number of deadlines, it appears the long-awaited Tivoli report will be in the hands of lawmakers in the next two weeks. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Michael Peart, told The Gleaner yesterday that the report was complete but the document was being printed and collated.

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. Reached 50 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • David Dickens KINGSTON, JAMAICA
      • 12 months ago

      i feel this is very much needed as to give a grieving people some closer to a tragic event.

    • Winston Mclean ST.ELIZABETH, JAMAICA
      • over 1 year ago

      As someone also committed to the preservation of Human Rights i think it important that we get answers to these types of happenings by state agencies. A state agency must not be allowed to disregard Human Rights and not brought under scrutiny. We need that so we can have someone or the state taking responsibility

      • over 1 year ago

      I am horrified by the scale of the fatalities: when you think about the huge impact of "Bloody Sunday" on Northern Ireland, that was just a drop in the ocean comped with this event. There must be answers, so that the families can have closure, and so that those responsible for any crimes should be brought to justice.

    • Karen Thwaites KINGSTON 6, JAMAICA
      • over 1 year ago

      It is horrifying to me that the state could believe it is acceptable to kill over 70 Jamaican citizens....What happened in Tivoli Gardens would never happen in Cherry Gardens. Shame on us !!!

    • Graham Campbell GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 1 year ago

      The abuse of state police military power against the human rights of poor and working class Jamaican citizens cannot go on unanswered. The GoJ can show that it cares about the lives of its people by ordering this inquiry.


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