Analysis / Jordan

Latest Cybercrime Law amendments once again risk curbing free speech in Jordan

April 11, 2019

Copy of draft law obtained by Jordanian civil society shows failure to address concerns raised by UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression.

Jordan’s acceptance of Universal Periodic Review recommendations: empty promises or real commitments?

March 22, 2019

On March 14, 2019, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted Jordan’s outcome report after the country’s human rights record was reviewed last year. During its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on November 8, 2018, Jordan received 226 recommendations from other UN Member States, and announced shortly thereafter that it had accepted 131 of these recommendations, “noting” 74 others.

How Jordan is fostering a climate of censorship

January 08, 2019

As the country considers amendments to its cybercrime law, King Abdullah II has personally vowed to combat ‘rumours and misinformation’

Amendments to Jordan’s Cybercrime Law risk curbing free speech online

November 21, 2018

Proposed amendments to the law addressing hate speech are due to be brought before parliament for a vote in the coming weeks