Jordan’s acceptance of Universal Periodic Review recommendations: empty promises or real commitments?
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.
In past three months, excessive use of force and firearms has resulted in killing and injury of numerous protesters, while many others have been forcibly disappeared and arbitrarily detained, with the security forces acting with total impunity.
Inmates at Hama Central Prison went on hunger strike to stop the transfer of 11 prisoners to the infamous Sednaya Military Prison for execution
As the country considers amendments to its cybercrime law, King Abdullah II has personally vowed to combat ‘rumours and misinformation’
Proposed amendments to the law addressing hate speech are due to be brought before parliament for a vote in the coming weeks