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Under the Microscope: An Analysis of Human Trafficking Cases in Jordan

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Human trafficking remains a global concern and every country is affected by it, whether as a state of origin, recruitment, transfer, harbor or receipt.

Jordan has already taken measures to counter human trafficking. Milestones include the Anti-Human Trafficking Law Number 9 and the National Strategy and Action Plan to Prevent Human Trafficking in the Kingdom.

This study is hoped to be a step forward in helping identify the problem of human trafficking in Jordan and contributing to further measures to combat this crime. It provides statistics on human trafficking cases brought before Jordanian Courts in the past ten years, and a thorough analysis of 18 specific cases. Although all cases have been accepted as human trafficking cases, the charges in most of them were dropped with reference to the Amnesty Law.

The study was written by Tamkeen with the support of hbs - Palestine and Jordan.

Product details
Date of Publication
December 2020
Publisher
Tamkeen for Legal Aid and Human Rights
Number of Pages
234
Licence
All rights reserved.
Language of publication
English
Table of contents

Introduction ........................................................................................................................ 4
First Chapter: International and National Legislations to combat Human Trafficking ........... 11
First: Jordanian Constitution ............................................................................................... 11
Second: International Conventions and Treaties ............................................ 12
Third: Laws................................................................................................................... 17
Fourth: Regulations and Instructions: ......................................................................... 33
Chapter Two: The Role of the Executive Branch in Combating Human Trafficking................ 39
First: The Ministry of Interior ............................................................................................... 40
Second: The Ministry of Social Development: ........................................................ 42
Third: Ministry of Justice: .......................................................................................... 45
Fourth: The Ministry of Labour ..................................................................................... 50
Chapter Three: Procedures followed in cases of Human Trafficking .................................. 50
First Phase: Notification ............................................................................................... 51
Second Phase: Initial Investigation at the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit .................. 52
Third Phase: The Procedures with the Public Prosecutor ....................................... 57
Fourth Phase: The Court Procedures ................................................................................ 62
First: Conflict in Jurisdictions between Courts .......................................................................... 62
Second: Procedures related to Translation ................................................................................. 74
Third: Litigation Fees ............................................................................................................... 76
Fourth: Delegated Prosecutor .............................................................................................. 77
Fifth: Impunity or Reduced Sentences for Perpetrators......................................................... 79
Sixth: The Impact of the Amnesty on Human Trafficking cases ........................................... 82
Seventh: The Repetition of the crime by Perpetrators ............................................................ 85
Eight: Reintegration of Victims following the Verdicts .......................................................... 92
Chapter Four: Judicial Applications ................................................................................... 107
First: Statistics of Human Trafficking cases ............................................................... 108
Second: Cases of Human Trafficking in Jordanian Courts ....................................................... 121
Concluding Remarks .......................................................................................................... 222
Recommendations ........................................................................................................... 228