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Commission seminar examines the role of NPMs

Graphic: Participants at the NPRM seminar

Mongolia is yet to establish a national preventive mechanism and currently there is a talk to designate the Commission to perform this role.

The National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia has organised, jointly with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Association for the Prevention of Torture, a discussion on the 'Roles and Importance of the National Preventive Mechanism against Torture'.

Held on 10 March 2016, the seminar was attended by 60 participants, including representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, State Prosecutor General's Office, General Police Department, Takhar Authority, Association for the Prevention of Torture, and NGOs that work in the human rights field.

Mongolia ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) on 11 December 2014.

Article 17 of OPCAT states: "Each State Party shall maintain, designate or establish, at the latest one year after the entry into force of the present Protocol or of its ratification or accession, one or several independent national preventive mechanisms for the prevention of torture at the domestic level."

However, Mongolia is yet to establish a national preventive mechanism and currently there is a talk to designate the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia as the country's national preventive mechanism.

Date: 26 March 2016

Source: National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia


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  1. Participants at the NPRM seminar - National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia