Country Jordan
Year 2008
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The National Centre for Human Rights receives complaints and deals with any encroachments upon or violations of human rights, either by settling cases itself or referring them to the competent executive or judicial authority to ensure that the unlawful behaviour ceases and that its effects are nullified. A commission to support public rights and freedoms has been established; it comprises two units, one to follow up cases of violations of such rights and one to look into complaints.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/JOR/5 para 16