The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organized a consultative meeting on "Establishment of National Preventive Mechanism in Mongolia” on 17-18 October 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia.
The consultative meeting conveyed various stakeholders including the UN Sub-Committee on Prevention of Torture, OHCHR, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs, State General Prosecutor\'s Office of Mongolia, NHRCM, General Police Department, General Executive Agency of Court Decision, General Staff of the Mongolian Armed Forces, and civil society organizations including Amnesty International, Open Society Forum and other representatives. The participants made presentations on specific topics and engaged in a discussion regarding the NPM.
Mongolia is obliged to establish the National Preventive Mechanisms (NPMs) following its ratification to the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment on December 11 2014.
As a result, the stakeholders decided to designate the NPM mandate and functions to the National Human Rights Institution, based on the best practices of other countries. Furthermore, this regulation will be reflected in the revised draft law on the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia, currently drafted by the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs.