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Name: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Constitutional Amendments of 2011.
Country: Jordan
Subject(s): Constitutional law
Type of legislation: Constitution
Adopted on: 2011-10-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya, 2011-10-01, No. 5117, P. 4452 - P.4468
ISN: JOR-2011-C-91041
Bibliography: Al-Jarida Al-Rasmiya, 2011-10-01, No. 5117, P. 4452 - P.4468
Unofficial English Translation, 5 pages PDF - Unofficial English Translation PDF  - Unofficial English Translation
Legislation on-line in Arabic Legislation on-line in Arabic Prime Ministry, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan , Jordan PDF in Arabic PDF  in Arabic (consulted on 2012-09-06)
Abstract/Citation: Makes some major amendments made to the Constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The main amendments are the following:
Article 18 amends Chapter V (sections 58-61) of the Constitution and establishes a Constitutional Court to be located in Amman. It will be independent and separate judicial body, and shall consist of nine members, including the president, who is appointed by the King. The term of membership in the constitutional court is six years and membership is not able to be renewed. The Constitutional Court shall monitor the constitutionality of laws and regulations and issues its judgements in the name of the King.
Section 67 of the Constitution is amended and introduces the establishment of an independent commission to oversee elections.
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