Meeting held to prepare report on Jordan’s human rights situation

Director of the human rights unit at the prime minister’s office, Khalil Al-Abdallat. (File photo: Jordan News Agency, Petra)
AMMAN — On Sunday, August 27, as part of a series of consultations held by the government to prepare the national report within the framework of the fourth Comprehensive Periodic Review of human rights, Khalil Al-Abdallat, director of the human rights unit at the prime minister's office, stated that the government has enacted a package of legislation, policies, and practices that directly contribute to the implementation of commitments made before international human rights mechanisms, especially in the execution of the recommendations from the Comprehensive Periodic Review of human rights. اضافة اعلان

This review was conducted in coordination with the Jordanian alliances, including: the National Alliance for International Human Rights Mechanisms, the Development Alliance, the Jordanian Civil Alliance, and the Insan coalition, Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

National plans and understandings
Abdallat noted that civil society institutions contributed to the development of the comprehensive national plan for human rights 2016–2025, which serves as Jordan's first strategic document for improving human rights conditions. These institutions have evaluated the comprehensive national plan twice. He clarified that the consultation series aims to formulate a shared and consensus-driven vision for improving this reality by ensuring clear responsibilities and roles for everyone involved.

Nidal Mansour, Coordinator of the Jordanian Alliances, stated that this meeting aims to build national understandings and priorities for the Comprehensive Periodic Review of human rights. He affirmed the interest of everyone in advancing the human rights path in Jordan.

Mansour highlighted the pursuit of maximizing common ground with the government and national institutions, considering civil society institutions as experienced entities contributing to the Comprehensive Periodic Review mechanism. He praised the efforts of the government team and the Human Rights Unit at the Prime Minister's Office in the consultative meetings.

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