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Volume :45 Issue : 4 2017      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Human Rights in Jordan in the light of the US State Department Reports

Auther : Khaled M. Aldabbas Wasfe M. Aqeel Mohammed Bani Salameh

The study aimed at exploring the status quo of human rights in Jordan by analyzing the content of the US State Department reports during the period of 2001-2013. Content analysis method was used in this study based on the line number and subject analysis. The study reached a number of conclusions, the most important of which are the following: the issue of respecting civil liberties and their derivative rights is considered a top priority for the US administration since it ranked first in terms of the space allocated to it in the US State Department reports, which reflects the desire to mainstream the American culture pattern (that enshrines civil liberties) in Jordan. In addition, there are some rights in Jordan were always classified as a permanent negative according to the reports, such as: cases of torture, detention, the lack of independence of the judiciary, arbitrary, interference in private affairs, the absence of freedom of expression, freedom of the press, and freedom of academic and cultural events.
Keywords: Human rights, Jordan, US State Department Reports..

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