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Legal Encounter Explores Jordan's Development of e-Government Portal

February 1, 2014
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Birzeit University’s Institute of Law organized a legal encounter on January 16, 2014 in cooperation with the Birzeit University Faculty of Law and Public Administration on Jordan's experience in developing an e-government portal. The event brought together lawyers, representatives of government bodies, and students of the Faculty of Law and Public Administration.

In his opening remarks, commercial law professor Mohammed al Qaysi welcomed the speaker and audience and described the Legal Encounters Program, which is intended to introduce the community to emerging legal issues.

Advocate Jawad Zyadat then gave a briefing about e-government operations. In Jordan, the 2001 Electronic Transactions Law of 2001 provides a legal umbrella for e-transactions. As a previous legal framework did not govern this activity, the law is designed to ensure stability of e-transactions.


In the ensuing discussion, the audience discussed areas in which e-payment could be used in Palestine, which agencies are responsible for e-payment gateway management, and public awareness of e-payment. Participants also emphasized the significance and risks of e-government as well as guarantees and procedures to reduce these risks.

The legal encounter was organized in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung - Ramallah Office. 

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