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.

Jordan: Maintaining Defense Law despite epidemiological situation improvement cannot be justified

Jordan: Epidemic decline in economic and social rights

New report: Economic and social crises in Jordan threaten citizens’ rights and freedoms

Jordan: Proposed amendments to media regulations impose new restrictions on freedoms

Jordanian authorities’ arrests of teachers - structured impeding of peaceful gatherings

Methods and tools of torture used in prisons and detention centers

I Cannot Bear It Anymore: Torture in prisons and detention centers in the Middle East and North Africa

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