Feb. 28, 2017

Jordan communications: May 1, 2011 to February 28, 2017

joThis page summarizes cases raised with Jordan by the Special Rapporteur between May 1, 2011, (when the Special Rapporteur took up his functions) and February 28, 2017 (the date of the last public release of communications). Communications are released to the public once per year. This page also contains observations on these communications and on responses received from Jordan.

Communications and observations are divided into sections based upon which observation report they originally appeared.

Each communication is referenced as urgent appeal (UA), allegation letter (AL), joint urgent appeal (JUA) and joint allegation letter (JAL) – the hyperlinks lead to these documents. This is followed by the date the communication was issued, as well as the case number and the State reply (also hyperlinked if available).

Summaries and communications are published only in the language of submission (in the case of Jordan, English).

First Report (May 1, 2011 to March 15, 2012)


Second Report (March 16, 2012 to February 28, 2013)

  1. Joint allegation letter, 31/08/2012. Case no. JOR 1/2012. State Reply: 01/10/2012. Alleged arbitrary rejection of a human rights association’s application to receive foreign funding.

The Special Rapporteur would like to thank the Government of Jordan for its response to his communication dated 1 October 2012.

Despite the assurances provided by the Government of Jordan, the Special Rapporteur remains seriously concerned by several provisions of the 2008 Societies Law, amended in 2009, which do not comply with international norms and standards related to freedom of association. He recommends that the Government revise the 2008 Societies Law, amended in 2009, notably with respect to access to funding; and, to ensure that the revised version complies with the best practices detailed in his reports (see notably A/HRC/20/27). He encourages the Government to consult with civil society organisations which are primary affected by this legislation. He stands ready to provide any technical assistance the Government may require in this regard.

The Special Rapporteur reminds the Government of Jordan of his country visit request sent in September 2011, to which a response is yet to be received. He considers such a country visit may provide with a significant opportunity to discuss the technical assistance the Government may require.

Third Report (March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014)


Fourth Report (March 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015)


Fifth Report (March 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016)


Sixth Report (March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017)


For the full reports, containing communications, replies and observations for all countries, see the following links:

Report A/HRC/20/27/Add.3: May 1, 2011 to March 15, 2012

Report A/HRC/23/39/Add.2: March 16, 2012 to February 28, 2013

Report A/HRC/26/29/Add.1: March 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014

Report A/HRC/29/25/Add.3: March 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015

Report A/HRC/32/36/Add.3: March 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016

Report A/HRC/35/28/Add.4: March 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017