Country Jordan
Year 2008
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Domestic Violence Protection Act was promulgated in 2008 for the purpose of preserving family ties and minimizing the impact of criminal acts in cases of violence among family members, and also with a view to maintaining confidentiality and imposing alternative penalties, as well as precautionary measures to ensure that the victim or other family members are not at risk and measures to protect the informant.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/JOR/5 para 29