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updated Fri. February 15, 2019

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AMMAN — A publication by Human Rights Watch (HRW) has claimed that the campaign recently launched by the Ministry of Interior in collaboration with the UN High Commissioner Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Jordan will hinder Syrians who decide to regularise their status in their access to healthcare ...
The summit will see participants engaged in dialogue on means of protecting children from human rights abuse, creating safe environment and social integration for refugees in host countries. Participants will work together to priorities the world's children in their spheres of influence, said organizers, ...

More than 650,000 Syrian refugees are registered with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan while Amman says the kingdom is hosting more than one million refugees from Syria. Funds provided by international donors for Syrian refugee medical care in Jordan met only 66 percent ...
He said that consultations and meetings with stakeholders are ongoing in order to produce a Jordanian national report that suits the Kingdom's leading role in the field of human rights, citing a meeting scheduled on Sunday regarding Jordan's UPR report. The meeting will study the content of the report and ...
Jordanian lawyers are boycotting the kingdom's State Security Court in protest against the arrest of activists who took part in ongoing demonstrations ... of arrested activists, an official at the government-funded National Center for Human Rights told Al-Monitor that five or six protesters are still detained.
Consultations are a Jordanian commitment to comply with directives of His Majesty the King, who instructed all authorities to give human rights network priority and attention, and the gov't to follow up implementation of a comprehensive national human rights plan within a consultative approach.

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has lambasted the United States for its border detention policies, and its ... Jordanian law criminalizes speech deemed critical of the king, foreign countries, government officials and institutions, as well as Islam and speech ...
Jordan, speaking on behalf of the Arab Group, said members of the Arab Group had committed themselves to the promotion of human rights, ... Timor Leste, speaking on behalf of a group of countries, were deeply concerned about the Saharawi people who lived under occupation in the Kingdom of ...
AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Tuesday reiterated Jordan's “unaltered stand” in defence of the resilience of Jerusalem churches through ... that focusing on Jerusalem as a topic for interfaith, human rights or security dialogue should not to be at the expense of the just cause of establishing East ...
The UN Human Rights Council passed five more anti-Israel resolutions last week. This was not a great ... Voting against this resolution were Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Panama, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Togo, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States. Abstaining were ...
The tension is not so much over Egypt's human rights record; Mr Trump, unlike his predecessor, has praised President Sisi who came to power as a result of a 2013 military coup and who looks ... And the Jordanians reciprocated: Jordan's King Abdullah II referred to Mr Tillerson this week as a "friend".
The European Court of Human Rights noted that such cases would be 'very exceptional'. There had been some unease in Strasbourg regarding the restrictive test in N v United Kingdom. For example, in Mwanje v Belgium (Application no. 10486/10 (French only)), a concurring opinion of six judges ...
Lamb then presented a citation to his “brother in Christ, stalwart and leader for the Kingdom and the unborn,” Anthony Jordan, “or as we Baptists call him, ... King grew up in the middle of the Civil Rights movement, and now she sees the pro-life movement as a vital continuation to fight for human rights for all ...
Al-Hawatmeh lauded the robust ties with French gendarmerie, and added the Jordanian gendarmerie seeks to build upon its expertise to enhance its ... model," which achieved the highest international standards for maintaining security within a framework of professionalism and respect for human rights.
14 (Petra)- The EU-Jordan Subcommittee on Human Rights, Governance and Democracy on Wednesday held its 11th annual meeting, organized by the ... He referred to the sixth discussion paper of His Majesty King Abdullah II, which focused on the development of the judiciary, the rule of law and the ...
The late King's commitment to democracy, civil liberties and human rights has also helped pave the way for Jordan to become a model state in the region. At the time of his death on February 7, 1999, King Hussein was the longest serving executive head of state in the world. On the occasion, a seminar was ...
rights categories, where the Kingdom ranked 79th and 76th respectively. Linda Al Kalash, director of the Tamkeen Centre for Legal Aid and Human Rights, told The Jordan Times that “it is true that Jordan is improving its performance in the rule of law”. However, the expert called for more attention to migrant ...

The jurisprudence of this human rights body is clear and is addressed to both state parties and to international institutions calling on both of them to ... What can Jordan do on its own to fulfill the instructions of the King when he called for prioritising the economic rights of the lower class of people when ...
20, 2018. Pence arrived in Egypt at the start of a regional tour that also will take him to Jordan and Israel. ... Despite warming ties between Cairo and Washington, Sisi did not release any jailed journalists, human rights activists or other political prisoners as a goodwill gesture for Pence's visit. Pence said he ...
The money, which is subject to human rights vetting procedures, could help to deal with returning IS fighters and border threats. Though US and Jordanian negotiators haven't gotten any closer to making a deal on a long-term memorandum of understanding for defense after an earlier deal expired this year, ...
The ancient Nabatean city rivals Jordan's famed Petra for pink-hued beauty and offers serious Instagram-worthy bragging rights. ... Furthermore, activist groups including Human Rights Watch have said that while MBS's reforms may be garnering positive headlines, the leader should still be sanctioned over ...
The Saudis tried to persuade Jordanian King Abdullah not to attend the Islamic summit in Turkey and then briefly detained a prominent Palestinian-Jordanian businessman to intimidate Abdullah by threatening the Jordanian economy. The Saudi detention of Sabih al-Masri was reminiscent of the detention ...
Therefore, we as Arab Christians dedicated to our homeland and our just causes, are an integral part of the Arab — including Jordanian and ... There is no alternative to Jerusalem as the key to ending this historical conflict,” from the speech of His Majesty King Abdullah II in Istanbul on December 13, 2017.
Migrants boarding the bus headed towards the processing center in Amman, Jordan. ... 18 December 2017 – On International Migrants Day, the United Nations is appealing for cooperation in managing migration to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed, and that human rights of all concerned are protected – as ...
A World Bank report in 2016 summed up the rising external and internal pressures facing Jordan, comparing the Kingdom to “a tightrope walker subject to gusts ... The ambitious tone was underlined by King Abdullah, who on his return to Jordan promised that for every job created for a Syrian, five jobs would be created for ...
Jordan's King Abdullah II and Sudan's President Omar Al Bashir during a reception ceremony at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan March 28, ... In March, Human Rights Watch called on Jordan to either refuse Mr Al Bashir entry or arrest him and said the country would be going against its ...
Bashir travelled to Jordan for the annual meeting of Arab leaders at the invitation of King Abdullah II of Jordan. ... South Africa is the only country where Bashir was troubled as a local human rights group lodged an application in court challenging the country's failure to arrest a 'war criminal' despite the ICC ...
... and in recognizing the key role human rights defenders play in protecting and promoting human rights, Switzerland will continue to engage for their better protection and the strengthening of the civil society space. Marking this occasion, Switzerland calls upon the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to join it in ...
The Human Rights Council this afternoon adopted a resolution in which it strongly condemned the alleged systematic and gross violations of human rights and abuses committed in Myanmar, in particular in Rakhine state, notably against persons belonging to the Rohingya Muslim community and other ...
AMMAN — Jordan's Representative to the UN Office at Geneva Saja Majali said on Thursday said that the Kingdom is committed to safeguarding human rights for its citizens and has taken several concrete steps over the past four years to ensure that the Kingdom is honouring its commitments under human ...
The US envoy voiced his support for fair elections in Egypt, but made no mention of human rights or the political situation during his meeting with President ... Washington's top envoy is set to visit Jordan to meet King Abdullah II and Lebanon to meet President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
The king ruled Iran from 1925 to 1941 and his Pahlavi dynasty was overthrown in a revolution in 1979 by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the Islamic Republic's first leader. The protests are the biggest since ... The USA is watching very closely for human rights violations!” Trump refused in October to certify ...
The pilgrims entered as guests of the Saudi king, Al Arabiya said. ... Qatari pilgrims would also be able to pass through two of the kingdom's airports, it added. ... Hajj procedures this year,” the National Human Rights Committee said in a statement. ... Palestinian leader thanks Jordan for Jerusalem support.
In July, Tunisia followed in the footsteps of Jordan with an amendment to ... voted to revoke the controversial Article 308 of the kingdom's penal code, ... and Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that the annulment of Article 308 ...
The only daughter of Jordan's King Talal and Queen Zein wed Baghdad-born Timoor Daghistani in 1970. The Oxford-educated bride, who is ...
Jordanian Rapper on LGBTQ+ Rights, Freedom of Expression, and Resistance ... Spring, human rights, and to freedom of expression for Arabs stands as ... voices in the Hashemite Kingdom have been a reoccurring pattern.
Jordanian lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament voted on Tuesday, ... in its entirety, according to a press release from the Human Rights Watch. ... the upper house and ultimately, to be approved by King Abdullah II.
Democracy in Jordan, or at least the path toward it, has not been the recipient of ... With the Trump administration's recent decision to remove human rights conditions in ... In 2013, King Abdullah referred to the group as a “Masonic cult ... Corruption in the kingdom is still widespread, and many Jordanians ...
AMMAN, Jordan -- The lower house of Jordan's parliament on Tuesday scrapped a provision in the kingdom's penal code ... The decision must still be approved by parliament's appointed upper house, or Senate, and by King Abdullah II. ... The international rights group Human Rights Watch said Lebanon's ...
FILE - In this March 29, 2017 file photo, Saudi Arabia's King Salman attends the summit of the Arab League at the Dead Sea, Jordan. ... Sarah Lee Whitson, who heads Human Rights Watch's Mideast and North Africa ... and Shiite protesters have been accused of being allied with the kingdom's rival, Iran.
They include author and historian Elizabeth Grace King, WYES founder Marian Pfeifer Abramson, settlement house movement leader and social worker Eleanor Laura McMain, and Sophie Bell Wright who established educational programs for women and the ...
Quoting the African-American civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr., Ochab stated, "injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
For example, The Nabataean kingdom ruled over Jordan, southern Palestine and Sinai a whole millennium before Muslims ever set foot in the area.
"Do you as a King's student support calling upon the KUCSC to lobby King's administration to boycott and divest from any and all companies and products complicit with Israeli occupation based on principles of human rights, labour, environment, and anti ...
These are the words of Martin Luther King, immortalised in the collective human consciousness. Today, I feel, they are .... A Syrian girl in Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan. She is one of ... Human rights are being ignored and trampled on constantly ...
Al-Jubeir held talks in Baghdad with Iraq's leadership, the first such visit by a chief diplomat from the kingdom since 2003.
Vitirrio Cammarota was of the view that adoption of human rights declaration and respect of freedom of religion and freedom of speech so that peace should prevail in the world.
1956: France recognises independence of Morocco; Pakistan decides to stay in British Commonwealth; Jordan's King Hussein dismisses General J B Glubb from command of Arab Legion.
My responsibilities as your Congressman also extend beyond our borders. The United States and our allies face a growing list of threats from abroad - from the spread of Islamic extremism in the form of ISIS and the spread of violence and extremism by ...
The recommendations have the potential to entrench effective and just judicial procedures as a key pillar of a state of justice and law that safeguards the rights and freedoms of its citizens, said the King, who urged an immediate start of the ...


 

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