KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Amnesty International says Jamaica must strengthen a fact-finding panel if it's to provide conclusive answers about a bloody 2010 security operation.
The London-based human rights group asserted Wednesday that the commission's terms of reference are "seriously flawed and could prejudice the effectiveness of the inquiry."
On Monday, Jamaica appointed a three-member commission of inquiry to examine a May 2010 operation by security forces that killed more than 70 people in gritty West Kingston during a state of emergency.
The government said the long-sought commission will conduct a "fair and impartial" look at the deadly operation to catch the island's biggest gang boss and exert legal authority over gang-steeped slums.
But Amnesty says the panel's mandate "falls short of what is needed to obtain, truth, justice and reparation for the victims."