Constitution of Jordan المصدر: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_Jordan

Constitution of Jordan
Created1 January 1952
Presented1 January 1952
Ratified1 January 1952
Date effective8 January 1952
Media typeConstitution
PurposeConstitution / Basic Law

The Constitution of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was adopted on 11 January 1952 and has been amended many times.[1] It defines the hereditary monarchic rule with a parliamentary system of representation. It stipulates the separated powers of the state (executive, legislative and judicial), the citizens’ rights and duties, financial affairs and other constitutional regulations.[2]


An Organic Law was promulgated in April 1928 for use under the British mandate. After Jordan gained full independence in May 1946, following the abolition of the British Mandate, a new constitution was formulated, published in the Official Gazette on 1 February 1947, and adopted by the Legislative Council on 28 November 1947. A few years later, the Constitution was liberalized by King Talal and ratified on 1 January 1952. It is generally regarded as liberal, although criticism may arise in regard to the great powers vested in the monarch.[2]


The Jordanian constitution has undergone a series of amendments, including in 2011 and 2016.[3] In 2021 a series of amendments was introduced, some of which led to a brawl in the parliament. These amendments were aiming to further women's rights and modernize Jordan.[4]

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  1. ^ "Jordan country report", The World Factbook, U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 24 August 2012
  2. ^ a b "The Constitution of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan", The King Hussein library, retrieved 13 September 2012
  3. ^ "Senate majority approves constitutional amendments". Jordan Times. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Jordan MPS trade blows amid heated discussion on women's rights". 29 December 2021.

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