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Business law in Jordan

Legal Framework

Independence of Justice
The Judiciary is not independent in Jordan and is subject to executive influence through the Ministry of Justice and the Higher Judiciary Council whose members are appointed by the King. 
Equal Treatment of Nationals and Foreigners
Foreign nationals cannot be guaranteed an impartial trial from the country's judicial system.
The Language of Justice
The judicial language is Arabic.
Recourse to an Interpreter
An interpreter can be easily arranged.
Sources of the Law and Legal Similarities
The main source of the law is the constitution of 1952 (amended numerous times). The country’s legal system is based on Islamic law and French codes; as well as judicial review of various legislative acts in a specially provided High Tribunal. The country has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction. 
Checking National Laws Online
Website where the Jordanian laws are available.

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