Lawyers syndicate president proposes amendments to Electronic Crimes Law

Judge's Gavel Rests on Computer Keyboard, Symbolizing the Digital Age of Electronic Crimes Law. (Photo: Envato Elements)
AMMAN — The president of the Lawyers Syndicate, Yahya Abu Aboud, announced that the syndicate would be submitting a memorandum to the committee, outlining all the observations and amendments necessary to refine the texts of the Electronic Crimes Law draft. He emphasized the value of syndicates as reservoirs of expertise in this regard.اضافة اعلان

This announcement was made during the committee's meeting on Tuesday, which aimed to discuss the Electronic Crimes Law for the year 2023, Jo24 reported.

The included the presence of the Minister of State for Legal Affairs Nancy Namrouqa, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Justice for Judicial Affairs Judge Saad Al-Louzi, President of the Journalists Syndicate Rakan Al-Saaydeh, Director of the National Center for Human Rights Reem Abu Dalbouh, along with several members from the Lawyers and Journalists Syndicates.

Concern about vague and interconnected terminologiesAboud pointed out the existence of various articles that require attention, especially concerning vague and interconnected terminologies with other laws and legislations.

He further added that some of the penalties and fines mentioned in the draft have surpassed the concept of deterrence and shifted towards a focus on revenue collection, with certain fines being raised up to five times their original amount.

Go beyond the concept of appropriate punishmentAdditionally, he highlighted certain deviations from the theory of intent and the rules of contribution, expressing concern over certain criminal rules that seem to go beyond the concept of appropriate punishment.

He stressed that penal laws should not infringe upon the freedom of expression and press, particularly within the bounds defined by the constitution, as doing so would render them unconstitutional.

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