Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor

Defending Freedom Throughout the MENA Region

Euro-Med Monitor in Jordan

Jordan received and hosted hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria in 2013, although the authorities restricted some from entry. Authorities stepped up attacks on independent media, censoring websites that refused to comply with new government registration requirements. Jordanian law criminalized speech deemed critical of the king, government officials, and institutions, as well as Islam and speech considered defamatory of others. Perpetrators of torture or other ill-treatment continued to enjoy near-total impunity. Jordan’s personal status code remains discriminatory despite a 2010 amendment.

The training course targets children between 13-17 years old...Read more

Participants enjoyed a first-of-its-kind opportunity to learn more about mock trials ...Read more

The conference recommended a campaign to promote the protection of children from exploitation...Read more

Effective mechanisms to monitor and document abuses against refugees in detention centers were discussed...Read more

Eight activists, including retired army generals and teachers, charged over anti-government statements....Read more

Lawyers say activists held in 'political witch-hunt' but government justifies the arrests on grounds of incitement....Read more

The two organizations discussed ways of advocating with the governments in the area to amend laws preventing refugees from working in specific fields...Read more

The meeting was sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross...Read more