"The visit provides an important opportunity to assess the implementation of human rights standards in place to protect the rights of persons with disabilities in the country,” said Gerard Quinn.
“During my visit I will assess, in the spirit of cooperation and dialogue, the enjoyment of the rights of persons with disabilities in Jordan, the measures taken for their successful realisation, good practices, and the obstacles encountered.”
Gerard Quinn, mandated by the Human Rights Council, is visiting the country at the invitation of the Government. He will travel to Amman, El Karak Governorate and other areas to meet with Government authorities, civil society organisations, persons with disabilities and their representative organisations, UN agencies, and others.
The UN independent expert will also visit establishments providing services for persons with disabilities, including those for children, women and refugees with disabilities.
At the end of his mission, the Special Rapporteur will hold a press conference to share his preliminary observations. It will take place on Thursday 15 September at 4 p.m. local time at the InterContinental Amman Hotel, Islamic College Street, Amman 11180. Access to the press conference will be strictly limited to journalists.
The Special Rapporteur will submit a comprehensive report on his visit to the Human Rights Council in March 2023.