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

NHRCM participated in a virtual consultation of NHRIs hosted by the EU Parliament and The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)

Khunan Jargalsaikhan, Acting Chief Commissioner participated in a consultative meeting with National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) on human rights defenders hosted by the European Parliament and the GANHRI on the 12th of May, 2022 at the invitation of the GANHRI. Therefore, he provided information on the challenges, experiences, and good practices gained during the efforts to develop and adopt the law on the legal status of human rights defenders in Mongolia and to establish a mechanism to protect human rights defenders.

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Distinguished guests such as Ms. Hannah Newmann, Member of the European Parliament, Dr. Michel Forst, former UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, and chiefs, representatives of NHRIs, and human rights defenders from 12 countries including Finland, France, Poland, Guatemala, Honduras, Colombia, the Philippines, Palestine, Cоte d'Ivoire, Kenya, and Egypt exchanged information on the measures taken by NHRIs, challenges, good practices, new ideas and initiatives on human rights defenders within the framework of the implementation of the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders, which was adopted by the EU Parliament in 2004 and updated in 2008, and GANHRI-Marrakesh Declaration adopted by the 13th International Conference of NHRIs held in Marrakesh, Morocco in October 2018.

Mongolia became the first Asian country in the Asia-Pacific region to adopt the law on the legal status of human rights defenders and a Commissioner will be in charge of human rights defenders’ issues and lead the Committee of Human Rights Defenders.