Within the framework of the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS) program to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Center organized, in cooperation with the Women’s Working Society, Rusaifa, in Zarqa Governorate, on Saturday, 6 October 2018, a seminar on the participation of youth in public life.
Dr. Nizam Assaf, the Director of the Center, talked about the right of the citizens to participate in the management of public affairs in society and what the State directly and indirectly, on the basis of the principle of “people source of powers”, provides for the Jordanian Constitution. He also emphasized which were the rights guaranteed by the Constitution based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (arts. 18, 19, 20, 21 and 23) such as: the freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and association and political participation, including the right to vote and to be elected through free and fair elections and to hold public office in various positions of the State.
The symposium included dialogues and interactions among the participants, in which the importance of participation in public life for the population as citizens who contribute the management of their country was emphasized.