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Summary “Tamer” is a Jordanian doctor. As a doctor with his own private clinic, he made over US$4,000 a month, well above the average income of a Jordanian. He was happily married with a daughter, had a car and a house. A typical middle-class life in…
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Summary As the Syria conflict continues into its tenth year, Syrian refugee children in Jordan are confronting obstacles to education that grow more acute as they progress into secondary education. Every child has the right to a quality primary and…
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Summary When the head teacher found out that I was pregnant, he called me to his office and told me, “You have to leave our school immediately because you are pregnant.” —Jamida K., Kahama, Tanzania, April 2014 We don’t allow pregnant girls to continue…
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 “The Quran says that heaven is beneath the feet of our mothers. God has given her heaven and Jordan isn’t even willing to give her the right to pass on citizenship.”
 —“Ashraf,” 40-year-old non-citizen son of a Jordanian…
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 Despite a decades-long history of hospitality that has earned Jordan an international reputation as one of the world’s great refugee-hosting countries, since 2014, and especially in 2016 and 2017, Jordan has been marring that…
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 Since 2011, violence in Syria has forcibly displaced at least 1.6 million school-age children to other countries in the region. Before the conflict, more than 90 percent of Syrian children attended primary school and 70 percent…
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 Today, Syrian refugee children in Jordan face a bleak educational present, and an uncertain future. Close to one in three—226,000 out of 660,000—Syrians registered with the United Nations refugee agency in Jordan are school-aged…
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 Not Welcome
 Jordan’s Treatment of Palestinians Escaping Syria
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 Recommendations
 To the

 Government of Jordan
 To UNRWA
 To Refugee

 Aid Agencies Operating in…
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 Despite significant legal reforms in recent years, the

 chances of a migrant domestic worker (MDW) having all her human rights

 respected and protected in…
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 Slow Reform
 Protection of Migrant Domestic Workers in Asia and the
 Middle East
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 Key
 Recommendations to Governments of Labor-Receiving Countries
 To Labor
 Ministries and Parliaments
 To
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 Stateless Again
 Palestinian-Origin Jordanians Deprived of their
 Nationality
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 Recommendations
 Methodology
 I.
 Background
 Alternative
 Homeland
 II.
 International and Jordanian Law..…
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 Guests of the Governor
 Administrative Detention Undermines the Rule of Law in
 Jordan
 I. Summary
 II.
 Methodology
 III.
 Recommendations
 To the
 Government of Jordan
 IV. The
 Crime Prevention…
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Torture and Impunity in Jordan's Prisons Reforms Fail to Tackle Widespread Abuse Summary Methodology Torture Types of Torture and Ill-treatment Abuses Against Islamist Tanzimat-State
 Security Prisoners Other Prison Abuses Health Services The Castor…
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 "Why Jordan?"
 The question puzzled Abu Hamza al-Tabuki, a Saudi citizen who claims that US
 agents arrested him in Afghanistan in December 2001, interrogated him in
 Pakistan, and then flew him in a private jet to Jordan…
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 Shutting Out the Critics 
 Restrictive Laws Used to Repress Civil Society in Jordan
 Executive
 Summary
 Right
 to Assembly
 The
 Law on Public Gatherings
 Public
 Meetings
 Demonstrations
 Right…
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 When Marwan Jabour opened his
 eyes, after a blindfold, a mask, and other coverings were taken off him, he saw
 soldiers and, on the wall behind them, framed photographs of King Hussein and
 King Abdullah of Jordan.He was…
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"The Silent Treatment" Fleeing Iraq, Surviving in Jordan I. Map II. Executive Summary Refugee Terminology Recommendations III. Background IV. Refoulement-Rejections at the Border and Deportations Jordan's Nonrefoulement Obligations Nonrefoulement…
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Suspicious Sweeps The General Intelligence Department and Jordan's Rule
 of Law Problem I. Summary II. Recommendations To the
 Government of Jordan.. To the
 Jordanian parliament III. Background:
 The General Intelligence Department and…
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Nowhere to Flee The Perilous Situation of Palestinians in Iraq I.
 Executive Summary II. Recommendations To
 the Iraqi Authorities, including the Ministry of Interior and Ministry of
 Displacement and Migration To
 the United States and…