Graphic: View of Amman, capital of Jordan

Jordan National Centre for Human Rights Full Member since 2007

151 Zahran Street
P: +962 6 593 1256 F: +962 6 593 0072 W:


Advancing gender equality in West Asia

10 Jan 2018 Jordan

NCHR examines prison conditions across the country

12 Oct 2017 Jordan

Anti-torture partners seek further progress

03 Apr 2016 Jordan

National human rights plan set to be implemented

11 Mar 2016 Jordan
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APF membership

Full Membership (2007, 12th Annual Meeting); Associate Membership (2004, 9th Annual Meeting)


The Jordan National Centre for Human Rights was established by Royal Decree/Provisional Law on 19 December 2002 under Article 94(1) of the Constitution of Jordan and the decision of the Council of Ministers of the 3 December 2002. It became operational on 1 June 2003.

The Royal Decree has since been made permanent by the Jordanian national legislature (Permanent Law No 51 of 2006).

Role and functions

The Centre has a wide human rights mandate and deals with cases of human rights violations, complaints, education and promotion, monitoring and integrating human rights into Jordanian legislation and practices.

Its primary objectives are to:

  • Promote the principles of human rights within the Kingdom by drawing from the tolerant teachings of Islam and the heritage of Arab Islamic values, as well as the rights enshrined in the Constitution and the principles asserted in international charters and covenants
  • Contribute to entrenching the principles of human rights within the Kingdom at both intellectual and practical levels and to ensure non-discrimination among citizens on the basis of race, language, religion or sex
  • Bolster the democratic process within the Kingdom in order to create a comprehensive and balanced model based on disseminating freedoms and safeguarding political pluralism, respecting the rule of law and guaranteeing the right to economic, social and cultural development
  • Strive to ensure the Kingdom's accession to Arab and International human rights charters and conventions.

Board of Trustees

Dr Adnan Al Bakheet

Taher Hikmat
Deputy Chairperson

Mousa Burayzat

Ibrahim Ezedden

Dr. Mohannad Al Ezah

Dr. Mohammed Al Sqour

Ahmad Tbaishat

Dr.Waled Abdul Hai

Fahed Abu Alathm

Taher Al Edwan

Dr. Adnan Al Bakheet

Dr. Kamel Al Saeed

Asma Khader

Dr. Reema Kalaf

Nuha Al Maaitah

Asem Rabab'h

Dr. Mohammad Olwan

Anas Al Sakit

Dr. Amal Al Sabbagh

Nawal Faourei

Twelve years ago, Nisreen Zerikat from the Jordan National Centre for Human Rights, undertook her first visit to listen to and document the concerns of prisoners. She is still advocating for their rights today.


Bare Facts: Jordan National Centre for Human Rights

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Law of the National Center for Human Rights - Provisional Law No. 75 of 2002

18 Aug 2015 Jordan
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Image credits

  1. View of Amman, capital of Jordan - APF/Benjamin Lee