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The United Nations recognises that the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), to which Jamaica was a signatory, was adopted in 1948 by the United Nations. In 2011, the Jamaican Constitution was amended to include the Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms to reflect modern developments in international human rights law. The principles of the UDHR guided this amendment.
Designed by Jamaicans, our Toolkit is an easy and simple way to learn your 30 universal human rights and those rights guaranteed by the Jamaican Constitution.