In Jordan, the CCD has worked with the Independent Elections Commission, the Constitutional Court of Jordan, and the Women’s Center at the University of Jordan.
The CCD was the first non-Jordanian organization to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Independent Elections Commission. While working with the IEC, CCD members delivered a number of research projects on electoral systems, such as a comparative report on global candidate age requirements, and a primer on electronic voting systems. We also worked with the IEC to create a comparative database of electoral law in the MENA region, complete with the applicable legislation from each country.
The CCD has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Constitutional Court of Jordan. This MoU lays out five years of future cooperation between the CCD and the Court, which will take the form of workshops at the Court, conferences at Indiana University with Judges from across the WANA region, and the facilitation of connections between the Jordanian Judges and the US Judiciary.
Finally, the CCD has signed a Statement of Purpose with the Center for Women’s Studies at the University of Jordan, wherein the CCDacts as an advisor to the CWS on the creation of the first PhD in Women’s Studies in the Arabic-speaking countries of the WANA The two organizations will also conduct collaborative research projects and plan a joint conference on constitutional issues as they relate to gender equality.