Al-Balqa Journal for Research & Studies

Published by: Deanship of Scientific Research, Al-Ahliyya Amman University

ISSN (Print Version): 1684-0615, ISSN (Online Version): 2616-2814

Open Access Journal

Request to Initiate an Action in Customs Criminal Cases according to the Jordanian Customs Law

Volume 22, Issue No 2, 2019

Pages: 111 - 132

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The Customs Public Prosecution has no authority to initiate an action in custom criminal cases that relates to de facto or de jure custom evasion cases, unless required in writing by the Customs Director General or anyone acting on his behalf. Such request is a legal action that shall meet the substantive and formal requirements; and once issued, it shall have several important legal effects. This research aims to clarify the concept of this request and the reasons for placing such a restriction to the Customs Public Prosecution. It also aims to clarify the legal nature of such a request and the conditions and effects thereof, and to highlight legal gaps in its legal framework. Finally, it aims at presenting recommendations for the legislator, Customs Judiciary System, Customs Public Prosecution in relation to the request of initiating an action in customs criminal cases.


Customs, Criminal, Prosecutor, Request.