Jordan

6.3 million people
4,380 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

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In response to Jordan security services arresting at least 18 prominent activists because of their social media posts critical of government corruption, Freedom House released a statement.

Senior Program Manager, Middle East and North Africa
Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa

Women’s rights have receded in Jordan, despite the monarchy’s progressive official stance and huge U.S. government investment in promoting democracy and human rights in the country.

In response to Jordan’s Lower House of Parliament passing a decentralization measure that no longer assures roles for women in local governing councils and allows the government to appoint 25 perce


Here are seven key countries (listed in alphabetical order) that have demonstrated little or no respect for human rights and should be opposed in their bids for seats on the Un Human Rights Council.

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