Courts in Jordan

Cooperation Agreement Signed with Highest Court in Jordan

Photo: Signing Ceremony for the Memorandum of Understanding between the Constitutional Court of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI).

The Raoul Wallenberg Institute’s MENA Regional office in Amman entered into a technical cooperation agreement on February 4 with the Constitutional Court of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to work in the area of international judicial standards with regards to human rights.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aims to establish mechanisms for the exchange of knowledge on international standards and judicial practices, and to promote synergies between research and practice to ensure a highly skilled judiciary in Jordan.

The MoU comes at a very important time for RWI’s MENA programme. It further highlights a similar cooperation, an MoU in 2011 with the Judicial Institute of Jordan. “This MoU demonstrates a greater engagement on behalf of the Jordanian courts in the application of international human rights standards,” says Carla Boukheir, head of the office in Amman.

Present at the signing ceremony were: Dr. Mustafa Nawaiseh, Secretary General of the Constitutional Court of Jordan, and Carla Boukheir, head of RWI’s MENA regional Office in Amman, His Excellency Judge Taher Hikmat, President of the Constitutional Court, His Excellency Judge Mansour Hadidi, member of the Constitutional Court, and His Excellency Judge Ahmad Tbeishat, Constitutional Court spokesperson, among other officials.

In addition, in recognition of RWI’s contribution in the judiciary sector, Carla Boukheir was awarded a plaque by the president of the Constitutional Court.

Local media covered the ceremony and the event was broadcast on Jordanian television.

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