20 Jul Jamaica: Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers and officers receive training in Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
In preparation for the enactment of the Zone of Special Operations bill, approximately 30 Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) soldiers and officers received training on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on July 10, 2017.
“Civil Military Cooperation Officer for the JDF, Major Basil Jarrett, says they are being guided by personnel from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation through the United States Military Liaison Office.
“The training programme is geared towards providing participants with various human rights skills and knowledge to prepare them to be successful Human Rights Instructors.
“He explains that the Force is taking a train the trainer approach to ensure class sizes are small and that the lessons can be spread quickly throughout the JDF.”
By The Gleaner