Journal of Business and Law

ISSN: 2521-439x

Volume 5 / Issue 1

Constitutional Protection of the rights of Persons with Disabilities In Jordan

Authors

Numan Elkhatib, Razan N. Elkhatib

 

Abstract

Humanitarian societies in all their forms, social, political and educational, types seek to highlight the interest in people with disabilities because of the obstacles and challenges this category suffers from such as preventing them from fully enjoying their rights and freedoms which are stipulated in international treaties and national legislations, on the top of which the constitution for its highness and supremacy. The Constitutional Amendments that were made to the 1952 Jordanian Constitution on Oct 1st 2011 had a major impact. They strengthened the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities in Jordan because of the clear and explicit text that states the necessity to protect this group. They also established of the Constitutional Court with the recent trends that demonstrate the importance of the international treaties, the need to respect national legislation for these treaties, the obligations of their parties and what the national legislator must issue in accordance with these treaties under the penalty of the constitutional responsibility in what is included in the text and NOT Included ( Legislative Omission), and the need to coordinate joint work between legal and educational thought to prepare the appropriate legislation that protects the people with disabilities.

DOI: 10.51958/aaujbl2021v5i1p3