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The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan: Constitutional Timeline Regarding the Arab Spring

Edited By: Max Planck Institute

© 2018 Oxford University Press

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 August 2020

Protests in Jordan began in January 2011, inspired by the events across the Arab world. In February, King Abdullah II changed his cabinet and prime minister in an attempt to calm street protests. He also established a National Dialogue Committee tasked with drafting a new electoral law, and a Royal Committee on Constitutional Review. The Committee proposed a total of 41 amendments to the Jordanian Constitution; among others the establishment of a Constitutional Court The lower house of parliament adopted these amendments in September 2011. In January 2013, a new...
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