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8 judgments found.


Bennett v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1999
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication Nº 590/1994*
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Trevor Bennett (“author”) at the time of submission of the communication was awaiting execution at a prison. He had been convicted of murder and sentenced to death. His appeals to the Court of Appeal and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council were dismissed. He claimed violations of articles 6, 7, 9, 10, and 14 of …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Degrading treatment, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Inamte, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Jail, Prison conditions
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Taylor (Desmond) v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1998
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No 705/1996, Views of the UNHRC, 2 April 1998
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Taylor (T), P (his brother) and S were charged with murdering four persons in May 1992 and were convicted and sentenced to death in July 1994. T claimed that the two years and three months spent in pre-trial detention was unreasonable, given that the primary evidence against him was a statement made by S. He …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions
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Shaw v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1998
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No 704/1996, Views of the UNHRC, 2 April 1998
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to life
Facts:

Shaw (S) was arrested for the murder of a family and allegedly acknowledged his involvement in the killings  in an interview preceding a caution statement. He claimed that he was not charged with murder until nineteen days later (although it appeared from the file that the delay was actually nine days) and that he was …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Prison conditions
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Finn v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1998
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 617/1995
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

Finn (F) was arrested in 1987 and alleged that he was beaten on his way to the police lock up. He also alleged that threats were then made against his life and that he was given no medical treatment. F claimed that complaints about this ill treatment were not responded to. He was charged, together …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Prison conditions, Torture
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Williams v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1997
Court: United Nations Human Right Committee
Citation: Communication No 609/1995, U.N. Doc. CCPR/C/61/D/609/1995 (4 November 1997)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Williams (W) was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in December 1988. His appeal was dismissed in December 1990 and a senior lawyer advised him that an application to the judicial committee of the privy council for special leave to appeal would have no prospect of success. An appeal against the classification of his …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inmate, Insanity, Mental illness, Prison conditions, Schizophrenia
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Francis v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1995
Court: United Nations Humans Right Committee
Citation: Communication No 606/1994
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health
Facts:

Francis (F) had been convicted of murder and sentenced to death in February 1980. An appeal was dismissed in November 1981 and in October 1987 a note of the oral judgment was produced but nothing written was issued. His lawyers had apparently stated that they could find no grounds to argue on his behalf with …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Access to health care, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Execution, Humiliating treatment, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Insanity, Mental disorder, Mental illness, Paranoia, Prison conditions, Psychiatry
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Peart and Peart v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1995
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication Nos. 464 & 482/1991
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Peart and Peart (A and G) were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 1988. They claimed that their conviction was based on the uncorroborated evidence of an eyewitness, evidence which had conflicted with a written statement previously made to the police but which they had not been allowed to see before or during …Read more

Tags: Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detention, Execution, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Law enforcement, Prison
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Simms v. Jamaica

Country: Jamaica
Year: 1995
Court: United Nations Human Rights Committee
Citation: Communication No. 541/1993
Health Topics: Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial
Facts:

Simms (S) was awaiting execution following his conviction for murder in 1988 which was based on identification evidence. S complained about weaknesses in the identification evidence, the failure of the judge to direct the jury properly about that evidence, the inadequacy of the representation provided by his legal aid lawyer, the absence of an opportunity …Read more

Tags: Abuse, Cruel and unusual punishment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Imprisonment, Incarceration, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail
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