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(45th Session)

ADF International is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people.

This report aims to provide an overview of the status of freedom of religion or belief in Jordan, with a particular focus on the treatment of Christians and other religious minorities, ex-Muslim converts, and refugees. It further examines the existing blasphemy, anti-proselytism, and cybercrime laws, and highlights Jordan’s obligations under international human rights law.

Should religious freedom be protected in times of crisis?

“I support freedom of religious belief as a basic human right that deserves the highest level of protection.

I stand up against worship bans which are illiberal and non-democratic. Blanket bans on public worship are incompatible with the international human right to the communal exercise of religious freedom. Fundamental freedoms apply to all, and they must be protected rather than weakened in times of crisis.”