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Name: Constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Country: Jordan
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 1952-01-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Arab Law Quaterly, 1992, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 272-289, ISSN: 0268-0556
ISN: JOR-1992-C-34112
Bibliography: Arab Law Quaterly, 1992, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 272-289, ISSN: 0268-0556
Constitutions of the Countries of the World, 2012-01, [Consitution as amended to 2011], Oxford University Press, New York, USA
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line The Office of King Hussein I of Jordan Constitution as amended to 2011 Constitution as amended to 2011 (consulted on 2015-05-06)
English translation English translation Yale Law School, USA PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-11-15)
Abstract/Citation: Provides for a system of government for the State; executive power including that of the King; legislative power of the national assembly; a judicial system; and for the rights and duties of Jordanians. Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, language and religion, and states that "all Jordanians are equal before the law". The Government is to ensure work and education "within the limits of its possibilities", as well as equal opportunities. Permits forced labour only in specified circumstances. Guarantees freedom of religion, of opinion, and of the press, while granting the right to hold meetings "within the limits of the law". Entitles Jordanians to establish societies and political parties provided that the objects of such societies and parties are lawful, their methods peaceful, and their bye-laws not contrary to the Constitution. As work is the right of all citizens, the State shall provide opportunities for work by directing the national economy and raising its standard.
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