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Introductory Session on the New Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


On Wednesday, the Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities launched the Council’s first introductory and dialogue-based activities in Amman with the participation of 80 people representing associations and organizations dealing with disability issues. Its goal is to raise awareness on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Law No. (20) of 2017.


This session is part of a series of an introductory, dialogue-based and awareness-raising sessions on the new law. It aims to involve persons with disabilities and organizations that deal with disability issues in the development of disability plans and strategies.


The session included an introductory presentation by the Council staff on the new law and highlighted the main axes of the law such as health, work, education, accessibility and justice.


The session included discussions on the main axes of the law with a view to making recommendations for inclusion in the national strategy and plan during the coming period. There were also concluding observations and recommendations presented by the United Nations Committee in the Kingdom during the discussion of Jordan’s report for 2017 in order to receive feedback from participants to include these in the Council’s strategy.


“This is the first session of a series of introductory and dialogue sessions to be organized by the Council in the north, center and south of the Kingdom. People with disabilities, their organizations and their families will be involved, and their views will be taken as a reference to us in the coming period,” said Dr. Muhannad Al-Azzeh.