1. The Committee on Legal Affairs
and Human Rights congratulates the rapporteur of the Committee on Political
Affairs and Democracy, Ms Josette Durrieu (France, SOC), on her
comprehensive report and supports the proposed resolution.
2. While joining the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy
in welcoming the active participation of the Jordanian parliamentary
delegation in the work of the Parliamentary Assembly, the committee
regrets the country’s lack of progress in a number of areas. The
committee is especially concerned about the regression with respect
to the abolition of the death penalty. The Assembly has always played
a leading role in the fight against the death penalty both in Europe
and worldwide and must remain steadfast in its efforts towards abolition
of capital punishment.
3. The committee therefore proposes certain amendments to strengthen
the draft resolution, in particular with regard to the abolition
of the death penalty.