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.

Methods and tools of torture used in prisons and detention centers

Kuwait: Deportation of Jordanian expat over expressing opinion clearly violates human rights standards

At Euro-Med Monitor webinar: experts urge to criminalize torture in the Middle East

Syria in the lead.. Euro-Med Monitor report: Widespread torture in the Arab region

Jordan: Detainees of ‘March 24th’ popular movement should be immediately released

The Al-Salt tragedy: Will it be a starting point towards effective accountability in Jordan?

Omar Alajlouni
Legal Researcher at Euro-Med Monitor

Jordan: Repeated crack down on teachers violates freedom of peaceful assembly

Jordan.. Arrest of journalist intimidation against press workers

The rise of crimes and violence against women in Jordan

At UNHRC: Euro-Med Monitor calls for stronger policies to fight violence against women in Jordan