Title 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?
Publisher Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal
Publication Date 31 March 2011
Country Jordan
Topics Christian | Deportation / Forcible return | Sharia law
Citation / Document Symbol JOR38422
Cite as Australia: Refugee Review Tribunal, 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, JOR38422, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e2eaaed2.html [accessed 21 September 2014]
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