Senate Freedom Committee discusses Jordan’s 51th human rights report

The Committee of Public Freedoms and Citizen Rights at the Senate discussed on Wednesday the 15th annual report of human rights situation in the Kingdom.The Committee’s head, Senator Yousef Jazi, presented the report’s most important axes, especially t…

The Committee of Public Freedoms and Citizen Rights at the Senate discussed on Wednesday the 15th annual report of human rights situation in the Kingdom.

The Committee's head, Senator Yousef Jazi, presented the report's most important axes, especially the fight against poverty and unemployment.

On the negative practices listed in the report, he said this is a "healthy phenomenon" that does not contradict the Senate's goals, as it is a monitoring body, in a bid to draw attention to the challenges facing the society, and find solutions to them.

With regard to the Cyber Crimes Law, Jazi said freedom of opinion is guaranteed by the Constitution and laws, so that rights of citizens and institutions are preserved in line with freedom of expression.

He continued:" The freedoms of citizens and their rights are guaranteed in the Jordanian Constitution, which made them at the forefront of the Kingdom's comprehensive reforms currently being implemented in various fields and levels, the foremost of which is the promotion of the values of democracy, public freedoms and the rule of law."

Jazi called for a broad discussion of the report with the National Center for Human Rights and government representatives.

Source: Jordan News Agency