Title Law n°9 of the year 2009 – The prevention of trafficking in persons law

Date of adoption





Entry into force



31 March 2009

Text versions Arabic


Official source: Official Gazette No. 4952 of 1 March 2009 p. 920



Jordan adopted this law in order to comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons provided in the Palermo protocol on the prevention and punishment of human trafficking (TIP).The law criminalizes and punishes in Article 8, 9, and 10 all forms of trafficking set forth in Article 3 of the TIP. It further provides in its Article 7 appropriate shelter for trafficking victims, and this is in accordance with Article 6 of the TIP. Finally the proposed definition of trafficking in persons in Article 3 of the law is identical to that given in Article 3 of the TIP to this crime.

This comprehensive anti – trafficking law came into force on March 31, 2009. The new Law prohibits all form of trafficking . it prescribes penalties of up to ten years in prison for forced prostitution and other serious crimes, such as the trafficking of a child or trafficking involving a public official. Penalties prescribed for labor trafficking offenses are limited to a minimum of six months imprisonment and the maximum of 7.000 JD penalty is not sufficiently stringent. Companies involved in illegal trafficking are exposed to permanent closure. The law also envisioned the establishment of shelters for trafficking victims waiting repatriation.