AMMAN — The president of the board of trustees of the
National Center for Human Rights (NCHR), Samar Hajj Hassan, stated on Tuesday that the Cybercrimes Law was introduced to regulate the online space, address
abuses, while ensuring the right to expression.
She considered the legislation of the Cybercrimes Law to be “important,” but it must align with the guarantees present in
the Jordanian Constitution, international standards, and agreements endorsed by
Jordan to safeguard the right to expression.
Hajj Hassan emphasized, in an interview with Al-Mamlaka
News, the necessity for online spaces to be “regulated,” but with
consensus and guarantees of upholding human rights, freedom of expression,
participation, and the right to access information.
Reports from the National Center for Human Rights consistently recommend reviewing the legislative framework related to civic
rights and freedoms.
She continued to say that the NCHR will “review the right to access information” because it is
linked to freedom of expression and active participation based on information,
as well as the citizen’s right to obtain this information.
Hajj Hassan stated that His Majesty King Abdullah emphasized
enhancing the principles of human rights in Jordan and protecting them.
Read more National news