Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Citizenship and Country Documents

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • JOR38235 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Does a Jordanian citizen have the right to enter and remain in Syria?
      2. Does a Jordanian citizen born in Syria have the right to enter and remain in Syria?
      3. How long are Jordanian citizens, whether born in Syria or not, allowed to remain in Syria and what is their status there?
    • JOR37995 - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Please advise whether there are any impediments in the law of Jordan or Israel to being a dual national of Jordan and Israel.
      2. Please confirm that in Jordan if a person's father is a Jordanian national, and the person is born in Jordan, that person would have a right to Jordanian nationality.
    • JOR35401 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide background on the issue of Jordanian citizenship for persons of West Bank Palestinian descent.
      2. What is the overall situation for Palestinian citizens of Jordan?
    • JOR32544 - Oct. 2007 (PDF)
      1. The SHRC Annual Report for 2005 indicates that Jordan tries to "respect the affairs" of exiled Syrians. Are you aware of any people of Syrian background, either born in Jordan or having resided there for many years, who have been refused Jordanian citizenship? If so, why might they be denied citizenship?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • JOR105234.E - Situation and treatment of Christians; state protection and support services available - August 2015 (PDF)
    • ZZZ103109.E - Passports issued to stateless Palestinians; procedures; entitlements; differences between Jordanian passports issued to Jordanian nationals and those issued to stateless Palestinians - July 2009 (PDF)
    • ZZZ102878.E - Whether there have been any recent change to rules or laws related to Jordanian citizenship or status (or protection) for Palestinians; in particular, whether authorities in Jordan are able to automatically revoke the citizenship of Palestinians who carry Palestinian Authority (PA) passports - Aug. 2008 (PDF)
    • ZZZ101173.E - Whether the acquisition of a Palestinian Authority (PA) passport leads to the loss of rights to Jordanian citizenship; whether this acquisition has any other impact on entitlements - May 2006 (PDF)
    • JOR101259.E - Whether a passport can be issued, or renewed, in Amman to a person who is not in the country, has not gone to the passport office, has not signed the passport application in the country, and is living abroad but has asked a friend to obtain this passport - April 2006 (PDF)
    • JOR43099.E - Whether an ethnic Palestinian who has a Jordanian birth certificate, was born in Nablus after 1967 and whose parents also have Jordanian birth certificates and passports is permitted to enter Jordan and enjoy all the rights and privileges available to a citizen of Jordan - Nov. 2004 (PDF)
    • JOR42905.E - Whether a Jordanian citizen of Palestinian descent would automatically lose his or her citizenship if she or he acquired a Palestinian authority passport; whether she or he would need to renounce his/her Jordanian citizenship; whether Jordan allows for dual citizenship - Sep. 2004 (PDF)
    • JOR41491.E - Jordan: Whether a person born in Jerusalem who holds a valid Jordanian passport issued in Amman, Jordan, is a full Jordanian citizen - May 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch Reports
    • “I Just Want Him to Live Like Other Jordanians” Treatment of Non-Citizen Children of Jordanian Mothers – Apr. 2018 (PDF)

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Children

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • United States Department of Labor - Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • JOR102539.FE - Access to public schools or to any other form of public education in Jordan for children of Palestinian refugees from the Gaza Strip who have a refugee passport - June 2007 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Reports
    • “I Just Want Him to Live Like Other Jordanians” Treatment of Non-Citizen Children of Jordanian Mothers – Apr. 2018 (PDF)

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Corruption

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)

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Disabilities

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)

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Elections

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Ethnic Groups / Race

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • JOR32180 - Sep. 2007 (PDF)
      1. Please advise whether tribal custom would apply equally in all areas of Jordan.
      2. Would state protection be available against any harm inflicted by a tribe in these circumstances?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • JOR104416.E - Tribal law, including whether it allows murder as revenge; whether tribal law overrides the legal justice system, as well as areas it is applied; government protection (1988-May 2013) - May 2013 (PDF)
    • JOR102173.E - Interethnic relations between Palestinians and Jordanian tribes people; state protection available to Palestinians who are physically assaulted by Jordanian tribes people - Jan. 2007 (PDF)

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Ethnic Groups / Race - Al Outoum

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • JOR32180 - Sep. 2007 (PDF)
      1. Please advise whether there is any evidence that male members of the Al Outoum (or any other tribe) face sanctions if they marry outside tribal custom.
      2. Please provide any information suggesting that this is not the case.

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Gender

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • JOR104333.E - Whether a female citizen who wears a veil is required to remove the veil for passport photos - March 2013 (PDF)
    • JOR43377.E - Whether a Jordanian woman needs her husband's permission to leave Jordan; whether a Jordanian husband can prevent the departure of his wife from Jordan; whether children who are included on the Jordanian passport of their mother can use their mother's passport to travel without the mother - March 2005 (PDF)
    • JOR42883.E - Risk to men, who have been accused by relatives of a girl, of engaging in an illicit affair, and threatened with death; protection available to such men; examples of cases in which men have been "honour-killed" - Sep. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House
    • Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa 2010. - Jordan - March 2010 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Information on honour killings, in particular reprisals for marrying against families wishes; lack of state protection; difficulty of relocation; attitudes towards singe women with children - July 2011 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)

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Human Rights

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2017 (PDF),  2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International - 2018 (PDF), 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2018 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011, 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Reports
    • Slow Reform - Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia and the Middle East - April 2010 (PDF)
    • Stateless Again - Palestinian-Origin Jordanians Deprived of their Nationality - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
    • Guests of the Governor - Administrative Detention Undermines the Rule of Law in Jordan - May 2009 (PDF)

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Justice System

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • JOR42645.E - Consequences of repatriation or removal of Jordanian citizens who have been charged or convicted of drug offences outside Jordan; the interpretation of Articles 9 and 10 of the Jordanian Penal Code and any other legal provisions that may be relevant in these circumstances. - June 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • Death Penalty Report: Jordan - 2011 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Guests of the Governor: Administrative Detention Undermines Rule of Law in Jordan - May 2009 (PDF)
  • Ireland Refugee Documentation Center
    • Is there any information about impunity of people with power who commit crimes - especially murder? - Aug. 2010 (PDF)

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Law

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • JOR38422 - March 2011 (PDF)
      1. How does the Jordanian government accord primacy to Shari'a law? Please refer to the law/s or policies that accord primacy to Shari'a law. Is it a jurisdictional question and/or an application of primacy?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • JOR42784.E - Whether pseudo ephedrine and met amphetamines are considered "drugs" under the Penal Code or other law in Jordan - July 2004 (PDF)
    • JOR42645.E - Consequences of repatriation or removal of Jordanian citizens who have been charged or convicted of drug offences outside Jordan; the interpretation of Articles 9 and 10 of the Jordanian Penal Code and any other legal provisions that may be relevant in these circumstances - June 2004 (PDF)

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Maps

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • JOR37981 - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Is there a Baptist Church in Ajloun, North Jordan, and, if not, where is the nearest Baptist Church?
    • JOR36525 - April 2010 (PDF)
      1. Please profile the neighborhood of "Ashrafieh".
    • JOR32180 - Sep. 2007 (PDF)
      1. Please advise where Jarash is. Is it rural or urban?

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Medical Availability

Non-Government Organization Reports

  • Amnesty International
    • Living on the Margins: Syrian Refugees in Jordan Struggle to Access Health Care – March 2016 (PDF)

International Government Organization Reports

  • World Health Organization Page

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Political Figures and Parties

US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • JOR35401 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Have there been any crackdowns upon Fatah members over the last 15 years?
      2. What kind of relationship exists between Fatah and the Jordanian authorities?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • JOR102175.E - Whether the Muslim Brotherhood (the armed faction of the Islamic Action Front) practises forced recruitment of Palestinians for jihad; if it does, whether these Palestinians are citizens of Jordan, and whether the government has taken any measures to protect those being targeted for such recruitment (2004-2006) - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • JOR101125.E - The "Arab National Movement" and treatment of its members by authorities - April 2006 (PDF)
    • JOR43348.E - Current status of Jabhat al-Tahrir al-'Arabiyya (Arab Liberation Front); treatment of current/former members/supporters by the Jordanian authorities - Feb. 2005 (PDF)
    • ZZZ43077.E - The Palestinian organization called Sons of Martyrs, including its mandate, activities and membership - Oct. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • International Crisis Group
    • Popular Protest in North Africa and The Middle East (IX): Dallying with Reform in a Divided Jordan - March 2012 (PDF)

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Refugees / IDPs

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Protection of Refugees - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • JOR34052 - Dec. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Has the UAE passed new laws preventing Palestinians and Iraqis, particularly those holding temporary travel documents, from being able to enter the country on work visas?
    • JOR32544 - Oct. 2007 (PDF)
      1. Are you aware of any recent widespread official pressure on people of Syrian background, who have resided in Jordan for many years, to leave Jordan? If so, in your view what is the reason for that pressure?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • JOR42458.E - Jordan's treatment of failed refugee claimants who are returned to Jordan or persons who have exited the country illegally or whose permission to leave has expired; whether there is a distinction made between citizens of Jordan, stateless Palestinians from the Occupied Territories, and stateless Palestinians who reside in Jordan under UNRWA registration; possibility of torture or the existence of a risk to life or a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment upon return - March 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • Not Welcome - Jordan's Treatment of Palestinians Escaping Syria - Aug. 2014 (PDF)
    • "The Silent Treatment" Fleeing Iraq, Surviving in Jordan - Nov. 2006 (PDF)
    • Flight From Iraq: Attacks on Refugees and Other Foreigners and their Treatment in Jordan - May 2003 (PDF)
  • Refugees International
    • Syrian Refugees: Reliance on Camps Creates Few Good Options - Dec. 2012 (PDF)
    • Syrian Women & Girls: No Safe Refuge - Nov. 2012 (PDF)
    • Syrian Refugees: Anxious Neighbors Stretched Thin - July 2012 (PDF)

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Religion

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Religion - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • JOR38422 - March 2011 (PDF)
      1. How does the Jordanian government accord primacy to Shari'a law? Please refer to the law/s or policies that accord primacy to Shari'a law. Is it a jurisdictional question and/or an application of primacy?
      2. Do Sharia courts have the authority to prosecute proselytisers? Where is that law found?
      3. Reports in late 2007 and early 2008 included in Country Advice JOR38218, indicate that approximately 30 foreign resident members of evangelical churches were deported, refused renewal of residency permits, or denied re-entry after exiting the country. The government cited as the reasons for these decisions concern for the evangelicals? personal safety, violation of immigration regulations, and unspecified unlawful actions while in the country. Is there any further information that can be obtained about the "unlawful aspects" of their conduct?
    • JOR38218 - Feb. 2011 (PDF)
      1. Are Born Again or Evangelical Christians targeted by extremist groups in Jordan?
      2. Does Jordanian law forbid "preaching" or proselytising to Muslims?
      3. Is state protection denied to Baptist Church members?
      4. Was the Baptist Church in Diwir Nisim, Irbid shut down in late February 2008?
      5. Is preaching or evangelism a core tenet of the Baptist religion?
    • JOR37981 - Jan. 2011 (PDF)
      1. What is the current situation and treatment of Born Again Christians in Jordan?
      2. What are the authorities? attitude towards and the availability of State protection for Born Again Christians in Jordan?
    • JOR36525 - April 2010 (PDF)
      1. What is the current situation and treatment of Christians by Muslims in Jordan?
      2. What is the authorities' attitude towards Jordanian Christians and the availability of state protection?
    • JOR35379 - Sep. 2009 (PDF)
      1. What is the law regarding apostasy in Jordan? How are converts to Christianity treated by the authorities? What role do Shari'a courts play?
      2. Are converts to Christianity in Jordan subject to harm from private actors i.e. family, community, or religious groups?
      3. Is a convert to Christianity likely to be denied state protection?
    • JOR30541 - Sep. 2006 (PDF)
      1. What is the attitude of the Muslim Brotherhood towards Christians in Jordan?
      2. What is the attitude of the Muslim Brotherhood towards proselytising Christians in Jordan?
      3. Is there evidence to suggest that members of the Muslim Brotherhood or any other Muslim group persecute practicing Christians in Jordan?
      4. Are the authorities likely to respond to and protect Christians against harm directed towards them by member of the Muslim Brotherhood or any other group?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ105324.E - Passports issued to stateless Palestinians by the government of Jordan, including procedures, entitlements, differences between Jordanian passports issued to Jordanian nationals and those issued to stateless Palestinians; passports issued to Palestinians by the Palestinian Authority, including requirements and procedures, and entitlements - October 2015 (PDF)
    • JOR104151.E - Situation and treatment of Christians; state protection and support services. - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
    • JOR103511.E - Situation and treatment of atheists; whether someone who is born Muslim but does not practice Islam and considers himself or herself to be atheist faces discrimination or ill-treatment by state authorities or society - June 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports

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Sexual Orientation

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • JOR310709 - Sexual Minorities Issues Paper - July 2009 (PDF)
    • JOR34990 - June 2009 (PDF)
      1. Is homosexuality illegal in Jordan (both in relation to civil law and sharia law)?
      2. Is there any evidence of discrimination and/or harassment of homosexuals in Jordanian society?
      3. Is there adequate state protection available to homosexuals in Jordan?
    • JOR33101 - June 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please follow-up with DFAT regarding outstanding information about homosexuality in Jordan promised by Australia's Ambassador to Jordan during his visit to the Tribunals.

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Specific Country Issues - Palenstinians

Foreign Government Reports
  • Austrailian Migration Review Tribunal - Refugee Review Tribunal
    • JOR37694 - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
      1. What rights of residence do stateless Palestinians have in Jordan?
      2. Would a Palestinian having a two year Travel Document, which has expired, be likely to still have a right of return to Jordan?
      3. What is the situation of stateless Palestinians without a political profile in Jordan?
      4. Is there any information to suggest that a stateless Palestinian Muslim who converts to Catholicism would face ill-treatment by Islamic groups?
      5. What access to healthcare and/or hospitals do stateless Palestinians have in Jordan?
    • JOR35401 - Oct. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide background on the issue of Jordanian citizenship for persons of West Bank Palestinian descent.
      2. What is the overall situation for Palestinian citizens of Jordan?
    • JOR4175 - Jan. 2009 (PDF)
      1. Please provide information on the discrimination and the severity of the economic hardship faced by Palestinian refugees from Gaza; their chances of securing employment in the private sector and any harassment they might face or restrictions imposed on them by the authorities.
    • JOR34052 - Dec. 2008 (PDF)
      1. Please provide detailed information on the status of Palestinians from Gaza in Jordan, their socio-economic circumstances; the discrimination they encounter with respect to employment, access to services and property rights; and the degree of hardship faced by members this group in their day to day lives.
      2. Country information suggests that Palestinians from Gaza are allowed to work in the private sector in Jordan. Please provide a realistic assessment of this proposition in the context of Jordan's official and unofficial employment rates; the level of Palestinians? participation in the private (unskilled) work force; their rate of success in finding employment, and information suggesting that between 30% and 60% of Palestinians live below poverty levels in Jordan.
      3. What is the extent of assistance provided by UNRWA to Palestinians from Gaza living in Jordan?
      4. Are Palestinians from Gaza prevented from obtaining driver's licenses in Jordan?
      5. Are Palestinians from Gaza at risk of temporary detention or other forms of mistreatment by the Jordanian authorities due to circumstances arising out of their status, e.g. lack of access to a national ID number?
      6. Is there information to suggest that the Jordanian Embassy in Australia has refused to renew temporary Jordanian passports held by Palestinians from Gaza?
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • ZZZ103109.E - Passports issued to stateless Palestinians; procedures; entitlements; differences between Jordanian passports issued to Jordanian nationals and those issued to stateless Palestinians - July 2009 (PDF)
    • ZZZ102918.E - Whether the government of Jordan would allow a Palestinian to enter Jordan and establish residency if the individual had a temporary passport but no temporary residency status - Aug. 2008 (PDF)
    • ZZZ102878.E - Whether there have been any recent change to rules or laws related to Jordanian citizenship or status (or protection) for Palestinians; in particular, whether authorities in Jordan are able to automatically revoke the citizenship of Palestinians who carry Palestinian Authority (PA) passports - Aug. 2008 (PDF)
    • ZZZ102917.E - Temporary residency status given to Palestinians, including validity, expiration and whether it is renewable; procedures for renewing temporary residency status; whether notification is given that status is not being renewed? Aug. 2008 (PDF)
    • JOR102879.E - The treatment of failed refugee claimants who are returned to Jordan, persons who have exited the country illegally or persons whose permission to leave has expired; whether there is a distinction made between citizens of Jordan, stateless Palestinians from the Occupied Territories, and stateless Palestinians who reside in Jordan under United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) registration - Aug. 2008 (PDF)
    • JOR102539.FE - Access to public schools or to any other form of public education in Jordan for children of Palestinian refugees from the Gaza Strip who have a refugee passport - June 2007 (PDF)
    • JOR102538.FE - Access to health care in Jordan for a Palestinian refugee from the Gaza Strip who has a refugee passport; types of health care provided - June 2007 (PDF)
    • JOR102174.E - Treatment of Palestinians by the government and its agents - Feb. 2007 (PDF)
    • JOR102173.E - Interethnic relations between Palestinians and Jordanian tribes people; state protection available to Palestinians who are physically assaulted by Jordanian tribes people - Jan. 2007 (PDF)
    • ZZZ101173.E - Whether the acquisition of a Palestinian Authority (PA) passport leads to the loss of rights to Jordanian citizenship; whether this acquisition has any other impact on entitlements - May 2006 (PDF)
    • JOR43285.E - Right of entry into Jordan of stateless Palestinians born in Lebanon based on the fact that they hold Lebanese travel documents issued to stateless Palestinians; whether there is any corroboration for the claim that Jordan denies entry to any Palestinian refugee holding travel documents from any other Arab country - Jan. 2005 (PDF)
    • ZZZ43054.FE - Cards issued by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); movement allowed between camps and countries with a card issued by the UNRWA; whether a UNRWA card is used only for food rations; whether this card is valid in all camps - Dec. 2004 (PDF)
    • ZZZ43077.E - The Palestinian organization called Sons of Martyrs, including its mandate, activities and membership - Oct. 2004 (PDF)
    • JOR42905.E - Whether a Jordanian citizen of Palestinian descent would automatically lose his or her citizenship if she or he acquired a Palestinian authority passport; whether she or he would need to renounce his/her Jordanian citizenship; whether Jordan allows for dual citizenship - Sep. 2004 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities - Palestinians (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Stateless Again: Palestinian-Origin Jordanians Deprived of their Nationality - Feb. 2010 (PDF)

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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees

Foreign Government Reports
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • JOR102879.E - The treatment of failed refugee claimants who are returned to Jordan, persons who have exited the country illegally or persons whose permission to leave has expired; whether there is a distinction made between citizens of Jordan, stateless Palestinians from the Occupied Territories, and stateless Palestinians who reside in Jordan under United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) registration - Aug. 2008 (PDF)

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Speech / Press / Internet

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Freedom House
  • Human Rights Watch - 2018 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Report
    • A Death Knell for Free Expression? The New Amendments to Press and Publications Law - June 1997

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Timeline

Trafficking

US Government Reports

Intergovernmental Organization Reports

  • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - Global Report on Trafficking in Persons - North Africa and the Middle East - 2016 (PDF)

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Terrorism

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Terrorism - 2016 (PDF), 2015 (PDF), 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)

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Torture

US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports - 2017 (PDF), 2016 (PDF)
Updated October 27, 2018

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