Supreme Courts (Highest Instance)
Court of Cassation
There three courts of Appeal are lead by a panel of at least three judges. The courts hear appeals against the verdicts
in criminal cases of first instance courts or in cases where the law provides for the Magistrates Courts to appeal
the ruling to the Court of Appeal.
Court of Appeal Amman
Court of Appeal Irbid
Court of Appeal Maan
Religious Appeal Courts
The religious courts include shari’a (Islamic law) courts and the tribunals of other religious communities,
namely those of the Christian minority. Religious courts have primary and appellate courts and deal only
with matters involving personal law such as marriage, divorce, inheritance and child custody. Shari’a
courts also have jurisdiction over matters pertaining to the Islamic waqfs. In cases involving parties
of different religions, regular courts have jurisdiction.
Religious High Courts
First Instance Courts
Courts of First Instance
Shari’a (Islamic law) courts
Administrative Appellate Court
High Administrative Courts
Court of Customs.
Court of Tax Appeal
Court of maintenance of state property
Court settlement of land and water.
State Security Court
Judicial Institute of Jordan.
Supreme Judge Department