Jordan Background

The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) has promoted legal reform in Jordan in a variety of capacities. The ABA ROLI provided assistance to the Ministry of Justice’s Judicial Upgrading Strategy (JUST), developed a successful first court mediation program and trained court employees, developed a judicial ethics benchbook, and designed new legal writing and research curricula for Jordan’s law schools. The ABA ROLI project currently focuses on legal education and judicial reform. The ABA ROLI office in Amman has been operating since May 2004 with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

ROLI has been building local capacity through trainings, conferences and study trips. ROLI supported the creation of Jordan’s first Judicial Code of Ethics and has recently developed a court mediation project that will be rolled out across the Kingdom. ROLI is about to start its fourth year in Jordan and will focus on the following components: Legal Education, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Judicial Integrity and Independence. ROLI activities in Jordan are funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).