NCFA, Islamic justice department release legal guidebook


The National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA), in cooperation with UNHCR Jordan and the Chief Islamic Justice Department, has launched a guidebook addressing the “best interests of the child” from a legal standpoint.

Delivering a speech at the launch ceremony, Chief Islamic Justice Abdul Karim Khasawneh said that the principle is stipulated in Islam and helps guide legal decisions in Sharia courts when issuing rulings related to children, according to a NCFA issued on Saturday.

Muhammad Miqdadi, NCFA secretary general, said that Jordan has made great strides towards protecting children, referring to amendments to several laws.