Lower House passes amended Constitutional Court draft law

Lower House  Parliament
(File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Lower House on Monday passed an amendment to the Constitutional Court Law, in line with recent constitutional amendments, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The amendments to articles 60 and 61 stipulate that contesting or requesting an interpretation of a Constitutional Court decision now requires a quarter of the Lower House or Senate to vote in favor; previously a majority was required.

During a session chaired by Lower House Speaker Abdul Karim Al-Dughmi and attended by Cabinet ministers, lawmakers amended the article concerning court membership, raising to 20 years the term of service required for a lawyer to become a court members.

The lawmakers annulled the clause appointing three members every two years and settled on the appointment by the King of a minimum of nine members for six non-renewable years.

The amendment also authorized a court dealing with a case of unconstitutionality of a law or system to directly refer the case to the Constitutional Court, not the Court of Cassation, as was previously the case.

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