• National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia received A status based on accreditation from ICC SCA for the 3rd time

Human rights assessments being made in mining projects

Field team headed by Chief Commissioner Byambadorj Jamsran worked in Umnugovi province from 5 to 12 September 2016 by gathering first-stage information for human rights assessment in mining projects in the province.

For the purpose of providing information for the process of making analysis in and finding solution to impacts of activities of mining companies to the environment, society, economy, human rights, and security in Umnugovi province and relevant outcomes and determining ways to eliminate human rights violations and to negative effects detected during the assessment, the flied team exchanged information with some mining companies, business entities, local government officials, and local community, and delivered recommendations and demands to relevant authorities.

Within the scope of this field mission, the NHRCM team conducted assessment of environmental ans social impacts and human rights impact by major national projects such as "Oyuntolgoi” and "Tavantolgoi”, undertook survey among labourers working in mining sector, and collected information from local governments and livestock herders living within the mining impact zone.

In addition, the team identified deficiencies that occurred in the quality and accessibility of state-provided service and basic health care, welfare, and education services provided for local community due to extreme population growth and large scale migration caused by mining activities in Dalanzadgad, Tsogttsetsii, Gurvantes soums of Umnugovi province and other emerging problems of human resources and finance. 

NHRCM is working on the human rights violations detected as a result of this work by delivering recommendations and demands to relevqant authorities and overseeing impelemtation of those recommendations and demands.