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Jordanian Constitutional Court
Toward a democraTic, effecTive and accessiBle
Shams Al Din Al-Hajjaji
is paper argues in favor of the reform of the Jordanian Constitutional
Court (hereinaer JCC) in order to make it more democratic, eective,
and accessible. e JCC is one of the most recent constitutional courts
in the Arab region1 and was established in 2012.2 It was introduced to
enhance the role of the law and legal transparency.3 However, the new
JCC faces many challenges that call for its reform. Legal reform has
always been a continuous process in every nation, and across history.4
is paper is a comparative methodology to provide a comprehensive
understanding of the proposed reform.
1. C H K J, January ,
amend in 2011, art. 59/1. See also, Law No. 15 of 2012 (Constitutional Court
Law), 6 June 2013, art. 15/A (Jordan).
2. Issam Saliba, Jordan: Constitutional Law Court Newly Established in Jordan,
G L M, L C, (Dec. 3, 2012), http://www.
3. Alnswr: Alt’adilat al-dusturiat Iidafat muhima ‘amaliat al’iislah alsiyasii wa-
taeziz aldiymuqratia, Petra (Jul. 7, 2017), http://petra.gov.jo/Public_News/
4. Anne Dailey, Federalism and Families, 143 U. P. L. R. 1787, 1828 (1994-
1995), See also, Scott Grinsell, Caste and Problem of Social Reform in Indian
Equality Law, 35 Y J. I’ L. 199, 218 (2010).