Jordan enjoys an advanced legal system that has been undergoing substantial revision and modernization in recent years. Many of the old laws have been either amended or replaced to allow the country to follow other advanced countries in providing the best legal protection for the state and its citizens.
In Jordan there are different ways to settle a dispute. The main means of dispute settlement involves referring the dispute to the Jordanian courts. However, it is still possible to get justice by referring disputes to other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms; the major ADRs in Jordan are arbitration and mediation.
At the international level, Jordan has acceded to numerous bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, many of which provide for structured dispute settlement methods, such as the Treaty on the Settlement of Investment Disputes in the Arab Countries which provides for the settlement of disputes through conciliation and arbitration, and the Treaty between Jordan and the Government of the United States of America on the Mutual Encouragement and Protection of Investment. Also, there is the Washington Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes.
Jordan has also signed several Promotion and Reciprocal Protection of Investments agreements and are in force between Jordan are the following countries:
Germany France, UK, Italy, Romania, Turkey, Malaysia, Tunisia, Yemen, Algeria, USA, Poland, Croatia, Spain, Bahrain, Sudan, Austria, Kuwait, Syria, China, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, and Singapore.
This section will shed some light on the options available to solve disputes in Jordan by examining the institutions and ADR mechanisms that facilitate dispute settlement, namely: the judiciary, arbitration, mediation and other mechanisms.
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