Workshop for advisors at the Office of the Government Coordinator for Human Rights, Jordan

Training for 33 officers and advisors on the compliance of laws with the constitution and international human rights law

The workshop was formally inaugurated by Basel al-Tarawneh, the Government Coordinator for Human Rights at the Prime Ministry and Dr. Kathrin Maria Scherr, Head of Project at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.

The workshop, which was organized in cooperation with the Government Coordinator for Human Rights, provided training on 21 until 23 August to 33 delegates, officers and legal advisors representing various ministries, government departments, parliament and civil society organisations on the principles of constitutional law, the need and various means of ensuring compliance of domestic laws with the Constitution of Jordan and with international treaties ratified by the Kingdom of Jordan, specifically in the context of the Comprehensive National Plan for Human Rights (2016-2025).

Dr. Laith Nasrawin, lecturer in constitutional law from the University of Jordan, was invited as an expert to present on the hierarchy of the sources of law in Jordan and the role of ordinary courts and the constitutional court in applying international human rights laws in Jordan. Moreover, Dr. Mohammed al-Nsour, presented on the Comprehensive National Plan for Human Rights.

The workshop is one component of the Max Planck Foundation's project on 'Strengthening the Constitutional System of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan', generously funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, and aims to enhance the capacity of judicial and legal institutions on fundamental principles of constitutional law, international law and the compliance of domestic laws with the constitution and ratified international treaties.