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

Joint Team visits the Pre-trial detention center 461

Joint working group including D.Tsogtbaatar, Chairman of Sub-Committee on human rights of the parliament, S.Byambatsogt, Minister of Justice and Home Affairs, J.Byambadorj Jamsran, Chief Commissioner of the NHRCM, B.Ganbaatar, President of Advocates Association of Mongolia, E.amarbat, and Head of Internal Security Division of the State Prosecutor General’s Office, visited Pre-trial detention center 461 on 25 January 2017.

NHRCM organized this visit in order to conduct on-spot inquiry into the situation of the right of suspects, convicted, and defendants to legal assistance, to oversee whether they have access to visit by their families and advocates, and to ensure the meeting rooms are complied with international standards.

The joint team noted the inmates in the Pre-trial detention center 461 have access to meeting with their family members and advocates without external interference and oversight and decided to consider potential changes with regard to inmates right to legal assistance in the Criminal Procedure Code.