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  • 14 - Jan
  • 2024

UJ, Ministry of Justice Sign MoU to Oversee Implementation of Non-custodial Penalties

​The University of Jordan (UJ) and the Ministry of Justice and on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to oversee implementation of alternative/substitute penalties that deprive of liberty.

The MoU was signed by UJ Vice President for Humanities Schools, and International Relations and Partnerships, Prof. Nahed Emaish, and the ministry’s Secretary-General for Judicial Affairs, Dr. Saad Lozi.

During the signing ceremony, Emaish said the university supports the ministry’s efforts in supervising implementation of alternative sentencing options, based on the UJ’s national role.

Emaish stressed the university’s keenness to make this agreement “a success” that serves the public interest, adding that the UJ will provide places and rehabilitation programs to implement the non-custodial terms.

For his part, Lozi said this memo comes as a continuation of the ministry’s efforts to provide rehabilitation programs aimed at rectifying behavior of people sentenced to alternative penalties, which aim to avoid the negative effects of custodial terms on convicts socially.

Lozi also praised the UJ’s role and its “distinguished” scientific reputation at the regional and international levels, which continues to contribute by providing the nation and its institutions with scientific competencies in various fields.