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Jordan - Universal Periodic Review - Death Penalty - July 2023

Date: July 18, 2023
Country: Jordan
Type: Intl Mechanism Submission
Issues: Death Penalty
Mechanism: Universal Periodic Review
Report Type: Stakeholder Report
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This report addresses Jordan's compliance with its international human rights obligations with respect to the death penaltyprohibition of torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, conditions of detention, and administration of justice and fair trial. 

Jordan has neither abolished the death penalty nor continued to implement a moratorium on executions, nor has it limited the application of the death penalty to the most serious crimes.  

This report examines the current state of the death penalty in Jordan and recommends Jordan (1)abolish the death penalty. In the meantime, this report recommends: (2) Jordan re-institute an official moratorium on executions, (3) limit the death penalty to the most serious crimes in which the defendant kills with the intent to kill, (4) take comprehensive steps to eliminate the use of torture, (5) ensure conditions of detention are in line with the Nelson Mandela and Bangkok Rules, (6) and take measures to guarantee fair trial to defendants in capital cases.