Amman — General Coordinator of Human Rights at the Prime Minister’s Office Natheer Awamlah said the government is working, in partnership with international institutions and civil society organisations, to follow up on human rights reports and relevant activities and build the capacity of workers in the field through local and foreign programmes.
Prime Minister Bisher Khasawneh said Saturday Jordan seeks to enhance human rights to preserve human dignity and freedoms and endeavours to develop a comprehensive and integrated human right system within the national reform approach it has upheld and pursued for years.
In remarks delivered on his behalf by Minister of Political and Parliamentary Affairs Mousa Maaytah at the national government conference to mark the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Khasawneh said his government attaches great importance to the protection and promotion of human rights and works to consolidate them, driven by a civilizational heritage and political will under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II.
He said that despite the challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic, Jordan is forging ahead with enhancing the role of citizens in the decision-making process, noting that draft election and political parties legislation and constitutional amendments are now going through the constitutional process pending debate and approval by the Lower House’s Legal Committee.
He noted a royal political will, including the formation of the Royal Committee for the Modernization of the Political System, which was tasked with drafting a new election and parties draft law and passing recommendations on legislation that regulates local administration, expands the base of participation and creates a legislative and political environment that guarantees the role of youth and women in public life.
The premier stressed the need for platform-based parties towards the formation of parliamentary governments.