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Senate endorses domestic violence protection law

By JT - Apr 21,2017 - Last updated at Apr 21,2017

Senators are seen during a session on Thursday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — The Senate on Thursday endorsed the domestic violence protection law for 2016, following its approval by the Lower House on Sunday.

The law aims to enhance the stability and safety of family members by providing families with psychological and social services and support, while obliging health, education and social service providers to report any case of domestic violence. 

Also on Thursday, the Senate returned the amended civil aviation law to the law and public services committees for further discussion, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The law was returned for issues of technical proficiency and compliance with international agreements.

The Upper House also endorsed amending the 2017 municipalities’ law after its referral from the Lower House, exempting the Greater Amman Municipality from plans to divide local councils. 

The house discussed three questions raised by Senators Osama Malkawi, Hala Bseiso and Adel Bani Mohammad.

The senators questioned whether a women’s protection plan is in place or under way, details related to the granting of masters certificates to students, and queries about the exemption of taxes for agricultural lands.

At the beginning of the session, Senate President Faisal Fayez extended Easter greetings to Christian members, highlighting the harmony between religions in the Kingdom.

He also condemned violence that took place at a school in Amman on Wednesday, when a number of teachers were injured and facilities damaged, adding that such acts violate the Jordanian law and values.


Fayez called upon the government to take adequate measures to protect teachers.

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