Law by Decree No. 11 of 2020 Concerning the Deferment of Confinement in Judgement Enforcement Actions during the State of Emergency

Law by Decree No. 11 of 2020

Concerning the Deferment of Confinement in Judgement Enforcement Actions during the State of Emergency

 

The President of the State of Palestine

The Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation

In reference of the Bylaw of the Palestine Liberation Organisation,

The Amended Basic Law of 2003, as amended,

Having reviewed the Presidential Decree No. 1 of 2020 Concerning the Declaration of the State of Emergency,

The Presidential Decree No. 3 of 2020 Concerning the Extension of the State of Emergency,

The Law by Decree No. 9 of 2020 Concerning the Approval of the Extension of the State of Emergency,

The Law by Decree No. 7 of 2020 Concerning the State of Emergency,

The Law of Execution No. 23 of 2005,

In light of the extraordinary circumstances which the homeland is experiencing,

In pursuance of my constitutional duties of fully catering for the interests of the Palestinian people, 

Based upon the powers vested in me, and 

In pursuance of the public interest,

 

I hereby promulgate the following Law by Decree:

Article 1

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other piece of legislation, the enforcement of the confinement of the judgement debtor in a civil debt shall be deferred in the event the total judgement debt does not exceed the amount of (one hundred thousand) Jordanian dinars or its equivalent in the legal currency of circulation. He shall be released in accordance with the procedures determined by the competent judicial body.

Article 2

1. All provisions that contradict the provisions of this Law by Decree shall be repealed.

2. This Law by Decree shall be in force until the day following the expiration of the state of emergency, or the day following the announcement by the competent authority of the resumption of normal functions of relevant official bodies.

                                                                               Article 3

All the competent authorities, each one within its sphere of jurisdiction, shall implement the provisions of this Law by Decree, which shall enter into force as of the date of its promulgation and shall be published in the Official Gazette.

 

Promulgated in the city of Ramallah on April 7th, 2020 Anno Domini,

Corresponding to Sha’ban 14th, 1441 Anno Hegira.

 

Mahmoud Abbas

President of the State of Palestine

Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation

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