Mizan Objectives

 

Mizan is a Jordanian non-governmental organization established on 5th August 1998 by a group of female and male lawyers and registered as a non-profit company at the Ministry of Industry and Trade under no.3. It aims at promoting, protecting and monitoring human rights in Jordan to ensure respect for human dignity.

Objectives of Mizan for Law

  • Promote and disseminate the knowledge and standards of human rights and their legal safeguards stipulated  in national legislations and international laws, including the judicial means to protect human rights, and spread awareness of legal principles, provisions and laws relating to the protection of public freedoms and rights in light of  the Jordanian Constitution, the National Charter and international human rights instruments.
  • Contribute to building a civil democratic society based on principles of rule of law, separation of powers and independence of the judiciary.
  • Promote and develop the role of lawyers in disseminating legal knowledge and defending human rights and strive to strengthen their immunity to enable them perform their role without restrictions.
  • Encourage and develop the use of modern technologies and ICT systems and sharing and exchanging of information in the field of law and human rights.
  • Prepare legal studies and conduct researches on issues of human rights  and contribute to efforts aimed at developing and encouraging scientific research in this area.
  • Strengthen the capacity of lawyers in providing judicial aid to those who are in need, i.e. vulnerable or marginalized categories in society, such as children, women, laborers and the elderly.
  • Review legislations and encourage debate of national laws, draft laws and  international human rights conventions in order to enhance participation and provide opportunities for learning, comparison, and follow-up.
  • Strengthen relations with various actors and institutions concerned with legal issues and human rights or share same objectives.
  • Promote and enhance compliance and application of principles and provisions of international human rights declarations and conventions, in particular the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration on the Right to Development, the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESC), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Child Rights convention (CRC), the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT) and emphasize their legal binding nature in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, the principles of law and of the International customary law.
  • Use various legal mechanisms available nationally, regionally (at Arab level) and internationally - including the UN mechanisms - to protect and promote human rights and provide redress for victims.