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  1. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 20 of 2017 on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2017-06-01 | JOR-2017-L-108108

    Article 3 For the purpose of implementing the provisions of this Law:

    a.person with a disability is defined as a person who has long-term physical, sensory, intellectual, mental, psychological or neurological impairment, which, as a result of interaction with other physical and behavioral barriers, may hinder performance by such person of one of the major life activities or hinder the exercise by such person of any right or basic freedom independently.

    b. An impairment will be considered of a long-term nature according to Clause (a) of this Article if the impairment is not expected to disappear in at least (24) months from the date of commencement of treatment or of rehabilitation.

    c. Physical obstacles and behavioral barriers mentioned in Clause (a) of this Article include lack or absence of reasonable accommodation or accessible formats or accessibility, and also include individual behaviors and discriminative institutional practices on the basis of disability.

    d. Major life activities mentioned in Clause (a) of this Article include the following: 1. Eating, drinking, administering, self- care, reading and writing. 2. Movement and mobility. 3. Interaction and concentration, expression and verbal, visual and written communication. 4. Learning, rehabilitation and training. 5. Work.

  2. Jordan - - Law, Act

    Law No. 1 of 2014 on Social Security Law. (قانون رقم 1 لسنة 2014 بشأن قانون الضمان الاجتماعي) - Legislation online in Arabic Legislation online in English

    Adoption: 2014-01-29 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-29 | JOR-2014-L-108105

    Chapter I: Definitions and Scope of Application.
    Chapter II: Administrative Organization of the Corporation.
    Chapter III: Financial Resources of the Corporation.
    Chapter IV: Work Injury Insurance.
    Chapter V: Maternity Insurance.
    Chapter VI: Unemployment Insurance.
    Chapter VII: Old Age, Disability and Death Insurance.
    Chapter VIII: Public Sector Insurance.
    Chapter IX: General Provisions.

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