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The Constitution of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan 1952

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Year of current version:1952
Date of entry into force of original text:January 8, 1952
Date of Text (Adopted):January 1, 1952
Type of Text:Constitution / Basic Law
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:
The Constitution of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan was adopted in 1952, it has been amended several times.
According to Article 1 "The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is an independent sovereign and its system of government is parliamentary with a hereditary monarchy".
The Constitution of Jordan defines the structure of the Government, the rights and duties of the citizens, the procedure for passing the laws.
The Constitution of Jordan divided the state authority into three broad heads:
"The Legislative Power shall be vested in the National Assembly and the King. The National Assembly shall consist of a Senate and a House of Deputies" (Article 25).
”The Executive Power shall be vested in the King who shall exercise His powers through His Ministers in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution" (Article 26).
"The Judicial Power shall be exercised by the different courts of law, and all judgments shall be given in accordance with the law and pronounced in the name of the King" (Article 27).
The Constitution does not contain any provision that specifically recognizes and guarantees protection to intellectual property rights.
However, article 11 of the Constitution recognizes the right to private property.
Available Texts: 
Arabic

دستور المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية 1952 دستور المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية 1952, Complete document (pdf) [120 KB]

English

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