Judicial Council receives 447,194 cases in 2021

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AMMAN — Secretary-General and spokesperson of Jordanian Judicial Council Ali Al-Musimi said 2021 constituted a challenge for the judicial authority to recover from the effects of COVID-19, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Speaking at a press conference held on Sunday to release the courts’ annual report for 2021, he said the council had completed 94 percent of the recommendations of the Royal Committee for Developing the Judiciary and Enhancing the Rule of Law.

Courts received a total of 447,194 cases during the past year and continued litigation measures for 94,732 others from a year earlier, he said.

To date, some 458,658 cases were fully litigated, bringing the total completion rate to 86.6 percent, while 83,268 lawsuits still await rulings, he noted.

These figures show that courts have made an achievement in regard to the number of litigated cases, marking a 12 percent drop from 2020, he said, adding that the adjudication period was recorded at an average of 55 days, down by 15 percent, compared to 2020, he said.

Meanwhile, verdict-related quality index rose by 1 percent in 2021, as the rate of sentences issued by the Court of Cassation and other higher tribunals in support of lower courts’ rulings reached 65 percent, he pointed out.

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