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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Contracts Law in Jordan and its Application in the Construction Contracts

Yazan Khaled Alawneh, Zuhairah Ariff Abd Ghadas

Abstract: Jordan is a country which is governed by constitutional monarchy. There are three categories of courts under the Jordanian constitution namely the civil, religious, and special courts. The special courts include a military or state security court, police courts, land settlement courts, an income tax court, and customs courts.The sources of law and legal structure in Jordan varies and depending on the court category. The contracts laws is one the branches of the civil law and thus falls under the jurisdiction of the civil courts. The Jordanian civil legal system has its foundations in the Code Napoléon, a French legal code implemented in Egypt in the early 19th century. The civil courts include Magistrate Courts, Courts of First Instance, Courts of Appeal, High Administrative Courts and the Court of Cassation (Supreme Court). This paper discussed the scope and principles of contracts law in Jordan and to what extent the contract law principles are applied in construction contracts. The research methodology applied in this paper are the doctrinal and statutory analysis.

Keywords: Contracts, Jordan, Construction



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