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Securing Status: Syrian Refugees and the Documentation of Legal Status, Identity, and Family Relationships in Jordan

Norwegian Refugee Council , International Human Rights Clinic: Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School ,

Nearly six years into the Syrian conflict, Syria’s neighbours are grappling with the challenge of accommodating significant numbers of Syrian refugees over the long term. In Jordan, there are more than 656,000 Syrian refugees registered with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of September 2016. Close to 80 per cent of these…

Community Facilitators in the Pursuit of Justice: Lessons from Jordan on Recruitment, Training, & Data

Namati , Open Society Foundations, Justice Center for Legal Aid , TAMKEEN: fields for aid , Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development ,

The Community Empowerment Project, initiated by the Open Society Foundations in Jordan, builds on and complements existing refugee response efforts through legal empowerment and community-based justice services. The project supports both Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan to understand and use legal and administrative systems to find concrete solutions to justice problems. In the…

Community Facilitators in the Pursuit of Justice: Lessons from Jordan on Recruitment, Training, & Data (Arabic)

Namati , Open Society Foundations, Justice Center for Legal Aid , TAMKEEN: fields for aid , Arab Renaissance for Democracy & Development ,

The Community Empowerment Project, initiated by the Open Society Foundations in Jordan, builds on and complements existing refugee response efforts through legal empowerment and community-based justice services. The project supports both Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan to understand and use legal and administrative systems to find concrete solutions to justice problems. In the…

Justice Needs and Satisfaction in Jordan 2017: Legal Problems in Daily Life

HiiL , Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

At the beginning of 2017 HiiL in partnership with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, conducted the Justice Needs andSatisfaction (JNS) survey in Jordan. It is our fourth such study in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, after the UAE, Tunisia and Lebanon. More than 6000 residents of Jordan told us about their…

The State We’re In: Ending Sexism in Nationality Laws

Equality Now,

Home is where you belong, where you feel connected. Imagine then what it is like to be born without a nationality or to be denied the citizenship of your mother, or, at times, your father, because of discrimination in the law. Imagine the daily struggle to get access to education, health, jobs, voting, a driving…

Understanding statelessness in the Syria refugee context

The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Norwegian Refugee Council,

The Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion and the Norwegian Refugee Council have just launched a research report and toolkit focused on statelessness in the context of the Syrian refugee crisis. The research report looks at the vulnerabilities of stateless persons from Syria who have become refugees in neighboring countries (Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt)…

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