Country Jordan
Year 2011
Type of Measure Violence against women > Constitutional provision
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 8 of the Constitution adopted in 1952, and amended in 2011, includes the following provisions: Every person seized, detained, imprisoned or the freedom thereof restricted should be treated in a manner that preserves human dignity; may not be tortured, in any manner, bodily or morally harmed; and may not be detained in other than the places permitted by laws; and every statement uttered by any person under any torture, harm or threat shall not be regarded.

Source of Information

The Constitution of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 1952 (amended in 2011), UN Women Constitutional Database.


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