December 7, 2016
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Legal Standing Committee convenes to discuss amendments  

Summary: Parliament’s Legal Standing Committee convened to discuss proposed amendments to the Law on Combating Domestic Violence and the Conflict of Interest Law. The Head of the Committee, Sh. Radnaased, stated that the amendments included many provisions from foreign laws that may be unsuitable for implementation in Mongolia. The committee decided to review the amendments to the Law on Combating Domestic Violence after revisions are made to them. Addressing the proposed changes to the Conflict of Interest Law and a proposed ban on government officials holding offshore accounts, Member of Parliament T. Ayursaikhan stated, “Offshore zones are not clear in legal terms, so it must be clear exactly which offshore areas will be banned.” Member of Parliament D. Ganbold stated that the provisions of the amendments must be made clear, and the members of the committee decided to send the amendments back to Cabinet for further revision.   

Keywords: legal standing committee, legal reform    The Official Gazette / page2/

Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs visits Russia

Summary: The Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs, S. Byambatsogt, paid an official visit to the Russian Federation to meet with Russian Minister of Justice Alexander Konovalov. A 2017-2018 cooperation agreement between the Mongolian Minister of Justice and Internal Affairs and Russian Minister of Justice was signed during the visit. The Ministry of Justice believes the successful implementation of this program will have a significant impact on the development of legal cooperation between the two countries.  This year marks the 95th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between the two countries and the two sides are commemorating the anniversary with exploring possibilities for future cooperation. 

Keywords: Russia, Ministry of Justice, diplomacy    The National Post /page 2/ 


Minimum wage to be raised to 240,000 MNT in January

Summary: In April, the National Tripartite Committee on Labor and Social Consensus convened to increase the minimum wage by 25%, setting it at 240,000 MNT. The new minimum wage will be implemented starting from January 1, 2017, with an hourly rate of 1,428 MNT. Around 4-5% of the Mongolian workforce earns the minimum wage, and members of the committee believe that the increase is one way to help citizens improve their living standards.

Keywords: minimum wage, labor     Today /page 1/ 

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Democratic Party convention continues for its second day

Summary: The VI Democratic Party Convention is continuing for its second day to approve its constitution and changes to party rules. On the first day of the convention, the members of the party discussed changes to the party and debated possible ways to strengthen it. Member of Parliament L. Bold stated, “The DP needs to create policies and work towards ensuring human rights.” Over 60 members of the party voiced their opinions on party matters. A vote on the party's constitution and amendments are planned for the end of the convention's second day. The Democratic Party’s Constitution Commission and Internal Election Commission are expected to be established. 

Keywords: Democratic Party, convention

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