The Standing Committee on Legal Affairs of the Parliament of Mongolia and the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia jointly organized a public consultation meeting on the revised draft law on the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia along with its draft amendments to adjunct laws on 13 November 2019 at the State Palace. The public consultation meeting conveyed representatives from public, government and civil society organizations as well as international organizations. The participants of the public consultation meeting have provided their inputs by emphasizing a need to improve the current legal framework of the national human rights institution, which shall be independent and autonomous in line with Paris Principles.
Ms. Oyundari, Chair of Sub-Committee on Human Rights and Member of the Parliament, opened the public consultation meeting and Mr. Sainzorig, Head of Legal Policy Department of the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs introduced the ancillary draft laws. Commissioner Oyunchimeg presented a presentation on “Requirements for national human rights institution and the revised draft law on NHRCM.”
The current law on NHRCM was adopted almost 20 years ago and there is a great need to amend the existing provisions of this law. Particularly the provisions related to legal terms, functions of the NHRCM, its communication with parliament, government bodies and prosecutor office, complaints handling, establishment of council on civil society as well as the establishment of National Preventive Mechanism under the ratification to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture by Mongolia were reflected in the revised draft law.