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Jordan is committed to enhancing human rights – Abdallat

Jordan Daily – Dr. Khalil Al-Abdallat, the Director of the Human Rights Unit at the Prime Minister’s Office, emphasized that Jordan is committed to enhancing human rights alongside the ongoing reform and modernization efforts.

Abdallat made these remarks during a meeting with representatives of civil society institutions on Thursday. The meeting was organized by the “Rasid” Center in collaboration with the Chechen Charitable Association.

Abdallat also pointed out that Royal Directives have led to the approval of comprehensive political and economic reform, administrative modernization, and public sector renewal. This includes the National Center for Human Rights conducting an assessment of the legislative impact of the Cybercrime Law and amending the Right to Access Information Law to further enhance the human rights framework within the Kingdom.

He also explained that the government has enacted a series of legislative measures, policies, and practices aimed directly at fulfilling Jordan’s commitments and obligations to international human rights mechanisms. This includes amendments to the Jordanian Constitution, Party Law, Election Law, and the Child Law.

The government has also revised the Human Trafficking Law, introduced the Administrative Regulation System for Government Communication, and enacted other legislation and national strategies. Additionally, measures have been taken to enhance practices, such as the establishment of an electronic platform dedicated to monitoring human rights complaints.

Abdallat emphasized that the objective of the meeting was to bolster national consultation among all relevant stakeholders involved in the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights mechanism. He highlighted that civil society institutions are pivotal partners and a valuable source of expertise in advancing the human rights reform system, promoting democracy, and upholding the rule of law.

He underscored the crucial role of civil society institutions in engaging with the preparation of the Comprehensive National Human Rights Plan for 2016-2025, a foundational strategic document aimed at improving the human rights situation in Jordan. Additionally, he mentioned that civil society institutions have twice assessed the Comprehensive National Plan.

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