Justice minister, ICRC Jordan mission talk human rights cooperation

Minister of Justice, Dr. Ahmed Ziadat, on Tuesday discussed with a delegation from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) mission in Jordan, headed by Sarah Avrillaud, ways to enhance joint cooperation in the field of promoting human rights.

During the meeting, Ziadat stressed the ICRC’s role in supporting, protecting and preserving humanitarian work related to human rights.

The two sides also noted the importance of Jordan’s legal amendments related to enforcing alternatives to custodial penalties and detention, as those options helped reduce the “negative” effects of court sentences, according to a Ministry of Justice statement.

Meanwhile, Avrillaud praised the Kingdom’s efforts in the field of promoting human rights and adhering to international standards in force.

Source: Jordan News Agency

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