HAQQI is an open space for all to access information in the shape of legislation, research, and media, about human rights issues and sustainable development goals in Jordan. HAQQI means 'my right' in Arabic and is used to symbolize one's right to be educated about his/her rights. HAQQI was created in 2014 by the Information and Research Center – King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF) with the support of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative and USAID.
HAQQI is not meant to be a database for human rights violations, but rather, it is a free zone where research and information about human rights issues can be found. The legislative component enables us to understand the legal framework surrounding human rights issues, the research contextualizes how those laws are implemented and study their impact, while the media component illustrates that information from various perspectives.
Laws and Legislations
Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law. The legislative component of HAQQI comprises of laws pertaining to human rights and Jordan including national legislation as well as regional and international conventions and agreements signed by Jordan. The legislative component of HAQQI is represented by the color gold to illustrate laws as the solid framework for all human rights.
Our experience has taught us that legislation is the foundation of all rights. Laws and agreements provide the framework for all human rights issues. For this reason, we decided that it was not enough to include research, but just as we carry out legislative reviews in our research as a preliminary step to assess the significance of the subject, the right to access information also means the right to access the actual laws as opposed to just our analysis of them. You will find that in HAQQI, all national, regional, and international legislation as they pertain to human rights have been included and are very easy to search.
Research creates knowledge. This section contains research conducted on human rights issues and sustainable development goals in Jordan by institutions and individuals, both local and international, in the form of research papers, policy briefs, conference proceedings, and training manuals.
Visuals and Videos
This section provides relative information on human rights issues through leveraging creative media tools such as info-graphs, videos, visuals, and videos about various human rights issues in Jordan.