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JFJ calls for details on Emergency Powers Review Tribunal

Human rights advocacy group Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) has said it is deeply troubled by the failure of the government to announce the establishment, composition or location of the Emergency Powers Review Tribunal.
 
Under the law, each state of emergency must have a tribunal. 
 
JFJ noted that several persons have been detained since the state of emergency was declared in St. Catherine last Friday.
 
It said these persons have a right to request a review of their case at any time during the period of detention.
 
It added that each detainee must also receive a notice of their arrest as well as their rights to make their objections to the tribunal, both of which the Supreme Court recently ruled on in the Roshaine Clarke case.
 
The organisation has urged the government to announce the tribunal's composition as soon as possible. 


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