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Jordan: 1. Please provide information on the treatment of people of Palestinian origin. 2. Are there remedies or protection available to people who face discrimination based on their national origin? 3. Please provide any available information on whether people of Palestinian origin are able to obtain state protection or face any discrimination in this regard. 4. Please provide information on current attitudes in Jordan towards relationships prior to marriage. 5. What is the procedure in Jordan for a valid marriage? 6. What is the procedure for a valid divorce? 7. Please provide information on the prevalence of "honour" killings or crimes in Jordan, particularly in relation to the targeting of men. 8. To what extent do the Jordanian authorities provide protection against such crimes?

5 April 2012 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Jordan: 1. How does the Jordanian government accord primacy to Shari'a law? Please refer to the law/s or policies that accord primacy to Shari'a law. Is it a jurisdictional question and/or an application of primacy? 2. Do Sharia courts have the authority to prosecute proselytisers? Where is that law found? 3. Reports in late 2007 and early 2008 included in Country Advice JOR38218, indicate that approximately 30 foreign resident members of evangelical churches were deported, refused renewal of residency permits, or denied re-entry after exiting the country. The government cited as the reasons for these decisions concern for the evangelicals' personal safety, violation of immigration regulations, and unspecified unlawful actions while in the country. Is there any further information that can be obtained about the "unlawful aspects" of their conduct?

31 March 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Jordan: 1. Does a Jordanian citizen have the right to enter and remain in Syria? 2. Does a Jordanian citizen born in Syria have the right to enter and remain in Syria? 3. How long are Jordanian citizens, whether born in Syria or not, allowed to remain in Syria and what is their status there?

15 February 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Jordan: 1. Please advise whether there are any impediments in the law of Jordan or Israel to being a dual national of Jordan and Israel. 2. Please confirm that in Jordan if a person's father is a Jordanian national, and the person is born in Jordan, that person would have a right to Jordanian nationality

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Jordan: 1. What is the current situation and treatment of Born Again Christians in Jordan? 2. What are the authorities' attitude towards and the availability of State protection for Born Again Christians in Jordan? 3. Deleted. 4. Deleted. 5. Is there a Baptist Church in Ajloun, North Jordan, and, if not, where is the nearest Baptist Church? 6. Deleted.

14 January 2011 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Jordan: 1. What rights of residence do stateless Palestinians have in Jordan? 2. Would a Palestinian having a two year Travel Document, which has expired, be likely to still have a right of return to Jordan? 3. What is the situation of stateless Palestinians without a political profile in Jordan? 4. Is there any information to suggest that a stateless Palestinian Muslim who converts to Catholicism would face ill-treatment by Islamic groups? 5. What access to healthcare and/or hospitals do stateless Palestinians have in Jordan?

17 November 2010 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Jordan: 1. What is the law regarding apostasy in Jordan? How are converts to Christianity treated by the authorities? What role do Shari'a courts play? 2. Are converts to Christianity in Jordan subject to harm from private actors i.e. family, community, or religious groups? 3. Is a convert to Christianity likely to be denied state protection?

4 September 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Jordan: 1. Is homosexuality illegal in Jordan (both in relation to civil law and sharia law)? 2. Is there any evidence of discrimination and/or harassment of homosexuals in Jordanian society? 3. Is there adequate state protection available to homosexuals in Jordan?

23 June 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Jordan: 1. Please provide information on the discrimination and the severity of the economic hardship faced by Palestinian refugees from Gaza; their chances of securing employment in the private sector and any harassment they might face or restrictions imposed on them by the authorities

6 January 2009 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

Jordan: 1. Please provide detailed information on the status of Palestinians from Gaza in Jordan, their socio-economic circumstances; the discrimination they encounter with respect to employment, access to services and property rights; and the degree of hardship faced by members this group in their day to day lives. 2. Country information suggests that Palestinians from Gaza are allowed to work in the private sector in Jordan. Please provide a realistic assessment of this proposition in the context of Jordan's official and unofficial employment rates; the level of Palestinians' participation in the private (unskilled) work force; their rate of success in finding employment, and information suggesting that between 30% and 60% of Palestinians live below poverty levels in Jordan. 3. What is the extent of assistance provided by UNRWA to Palestinians from Gaza living in Jordan? 4. Are Palestinians from Gaza prevented from obtaining driver's licenses in Jordan? 5. Are Palestinians from Gaza at risk of temporary detention or other forms of mistreatment by the Jordanian authorities due to circumstances arising out of their status, e.g. lack of access to a national ID number? 6. Is there information to suggest that the Jordanian Embassy in Australia has refused to renew temporary Jordanian passports held by Palestinians from Gaza? 7. Has the UAE passed new laws preventing Palestinians and Iraqis, particularly those holding temporary travel documents, from being able to enter the country on work visas?

1 December 2008 | Publisher: Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal | Document type: Query Responses

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