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The EU annual report on Human Rights and Democracy 2018 provides an overview of the human rights and democracy situation in the world.
Jordan has remained committed to political reforms, the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, despite a challenging domestic economic situation and regional instability. The country took legislative steps to improve the independence of the judiciary and to advance on women's rights. Challenges remain, especially in regards to gender based violence and gender equality, death penalty, torture and ill treatment as well as child protection. Furthermore, there are continued constraints on freedom of expression and association in the country on the basis of security concerns.
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