Debt and Imprisonment in Jordan brief discusses the legal frameworks for debt in Jordan and looks at repayment of debt according to the Jordan execution law and the penal code. It also sheds light on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on debt repayment and the implications of the debts of women and refugees. The brief provides insights on Defense Law 28 and offers an overview of the laws in force in the region.
The Brief proposes recommendations for moving forward that contribute to focusing on finding solutions that guarantee protection for both debtors and creditors in order to strengthen the rule of law and the right to litigation and ensure the implementation of legal provisions while avoiding harming the debtor or creditor. Amending the Jordanian Implementation Law of 2007 and its amendments, the insolvency law, and expanding the credit information law, in addition to the creation of a stable fund to pay off the debts of the defaulting debtor that is managed by the Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of Social Development.
This brief on debt and imprisonment in Jordan is the first of ARDD’s legal analysis series. ARDD acknowledges and thanks members of The Forum for the Development of Justice Sector in Jordan for their insights on Defense Order no. 28 in particular.