Jordan PM receives annual human rights report


Published: 2017-11-01 17:42

Last Updated: 2017-11-02 10:05

PM Hani Mulki. (File Photo)
PM Hani Mulki. (File Photo)

Jordan Prime Minister, Hani Mulki, Wednesday, received a copy of the annual report on human rights in Jordan for 2016, Petra News reported.

The report was presented by President of the board of trustees of the National Centre for Human Rights (NCHR), Mohammad Al Bakhit.

The report addressed several human rights topics in the Kingdom, as well as government measures required to implement recommendations.

The premier said the NCHR recommendations are of interest to the government, and instructed the government human rights committee to examine the report in order to implement the recommendations.

According to NCHR President, the 13th report, tackles aspects of social, civil and political life, the rule of law and ways to promote human rights in the Kingdom.

Human Rights Watch has previously criticised Jordan for “ curtailing freedom of expression, detaining and bringing charges against activists, dissidents, and journalists.” The Kingdom has also been criticised for discriminating against women by not allowing them to pass Jordanian citizenship on to their children.

In March 2016, Jordan launched the Comprehensive National Plan for Human Rights, a 10-year initiative that intends to change to numerous laws, policies, and practices that reflect a higher commitment to human rights.