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International Libel and Privacy Handbook: A Global Reference for Journalists, Publishers, Webmasters, and Lawyers, 3rd Edition by Charles J. Glasser, Jr.

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Chapter 28

Jordan

Safwan Moubaydeen

Safwan Moubaydeen in association with SNR Denton

The Law Firm of Safwan Moubaydeen in association with SNR Denton & Co

Emmar Towers, Building B, 12th Floor Zahran Street

PO Box 926442

11190 Amman, Jordan

Phone: +9625777400

Fax: +9625777401

Snrdenton.com

safwan.moubaydeen@snrdenton.com

Introduction to the Jordanian Legal System

The Jordanian legal system is a civil legal system with foundations stemming from the Napoleonic Code. The courts are divided into three categories in accordance with Article 99 of the Constitution: civil, religious, and special courts.

The civil courts have jurisdiction over all persons with respect to both civil and criminal matters in accordance with the law. The jurisdiction of ...

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