Member of Constitutional Court in Jordan Speaks at Birzeit University

Member at the Jordanian Constitutional Law Noman Al- Khatib spoke in a round table about the Jordanian Constitutional Court that was established in 2012 after their constitutional reform that occurred in Jordan in 2011. The roundtable was organized on September 26, 2016, by Birzeit University's Constitutional Law Unit in the Faculty of Law and Public Administration.

The meeting was held in cooperation with the Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Chair for Constitutional and International Law and incorporation with the Palestinian Judicial Institute.

The Dean of the Faculty of Law and Public Administration Yaser Amouri reaffirmed the faculty's mission to serve as the foundation for cutting-edge education, training and research on a broad range, and most updated issues.

Vice President for Community Outreach and Shaikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Chair in Constitutional and International Law at Birzeit University Asem Khalil talked about the main points that will be addressed through the meeting. He said that the guest speaker, Al- Khatib, will be speaking about the framework by which the court was established, it's performance so far and its future.

Al-Khatib assured that the court was a major step and milestone in the process of reform and democratic renewal, emphasizing on the court's role to offer means for cementing respect for the constitution, and balance between the three authorities.

Pointing to the Palestinian experience, Al-Khatib praised the constitutional and legal framework that the Judicial Sector in Palestine depends on, which is developed based on international experiences in many developed countries in constitutional censorship.

By the end of the lecture, A discussion arose between the attendees; researches and professors, and the guest speaker.