Authorities Database

Aitken v Jamaica

Type: CaseAuthority

Citation: 21 October 2002, Report No 58/02, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Summary: Jamaica responsible for violating American Convention by sentencing condemned man to mandatory death penalty, by failing to provide him with effective right to apply for amnesty, pardon or commutation of sentence, by reason of his conditions of detention and denial of recourse to constitutional motion


Court: IACHR

Jurisdiction: Jamaica

Date: 2002

File location: AD4

Start date: 1 January 2002

End date: 31 December 2002

Tags: Capital, Fundamental Rights and Freedoms, International Obligations, Mandatory, Mercy, Prison Conditions,