Mongolia

[Joint Statement] Mongolia: New law protecting human rights defenders welcomed but problematic clauses raise concerns
20 May 2021 3:40 pm

(Bangkok, 20 May 2021) ‒ The historic passing of the Law on the Legal Status of Human Rights Defenders (HRD Protection Law) on 1 April 2021 in Mongolia is a welcome step towards fostering a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders (HRDs). However, despite the significant progress made, vaguely worded provisions in the [ Read more ]

HRC46 Oral Statement on Item 2: Adoption of the Universal Periodic Review Outcomes of Mongolia
17 March 2021 6:41 pm

46th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 2: Adoption of the Universal Periodic Review Outcomes of Mongolia Oral Statement Delivered by Tawan Rattanaprapaporn On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) Tuesday, 16 March 2021      Madam President, FORUM-ASIA appreciates that Mongolia has accepted 170 out [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] Mongolia: Newly protected areas a welcome development, but more to be done
21 October 2020 6:20 pm

  (Bangkok/Ulaanbaatar, 21 October 2020) – Mongolia’s increase of designated protected land that includes forest and water sources previously under threat is a welcome move to addressing environmental degradation, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Centre for Human Rights and Development (CHRD) said today. ‘The Government of Mongolia must now [ Read more ]

(Cancelled) HRC 43 Side Event: Protection for Women Human Rights Defenders in Asia
28 February 2020 11:53 am

** This side event is cancelled due to the global COVID-19 situation ** Date: 5 March 2020 Time: 13:00 – 14:00 Venue: Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, Geneva Moderator: Sejin Kim, FORUM-ASIA Panelists:  Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of HRDs Mandkhaitsetsen Urantulkhuur, Centre for Human Rights and Development, Mongolia Shahindha Ismail, Maldivian Democracy [ Read more ]

Open Letter: Enacting Law on the Legal Status of Human Rights Defenders in Mongolia
20 January 2020 6:48 pm

(Scroll down for a Mongolian version of the open letter) To: H.E. Prime Minister Mr. Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh  Bangkok, 20 January 2020 RE: Enacting Law on the Legal Status of Human Rights Defenders in Mongolia Dear H.E. Mr. Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh, On behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), a network of 81 [ Read more ]

Mongolia: Rights groups report exposes mining’s serious threats to defenders, local communities and environment
22 October 2019 2:18 pm

(Ulaanbaatar/Bangkok, 22 October 2019) – Mining operations, regardless of their scale and nature, are posing a series of concrete threats to the environment and local communities of the districts (soums) of Binder, Batnorov, and Tsagaan-Ovoo, in north-eastern Mongolia. The report ‘Our Land,’ launched today in Ulaanbaatar by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development [ Read more ]

Our Land: Fact-Finding Mission Report on the Impacts of Mining on Defenders and Environment in Khentii and Dornod Provinces, Mongolia
10:39 am

Since mid-2000s, the mining sector has been driving Mongolia’s exports, leading the country to be one of the fastest growing economies until 2015. However, while in recent years the economic growth is slowing down, the increased number of mining operations profoundly affects Mongolia’s economic policies, social dynamics and environment. In light of drastic changes brought [ Read more ]

Launching of the Fact-Finding Mission Report on the Impacts of Mining on Human Rights Defenders, Environment and Local Communities in Khentii and Dornod Provinces, Mongolia
7 October 2019 2:44 pm

Since mid-2000s, the mining sector has been driving Mongolia’s exports, leading the country to be one of the fastest growing economies over the past decade. However, while in recent years the economic growth is also slowing down, the increased number of mining operations profoundly affects Mongolia’s economic policies, social dynamics and environment. In light of [ Read more ]

Freedom of Expression under Threat – Perspectives from Media and Human Rights Defenders in Asia
25 July 2019 1:46 pm

As freedom of expression is being curtailed and civic space is shrinking across Asia, few groups are as much under pressure as the media and human rights defenders. Both are facing harassment, incarceration and even being killed in countries across the region. However, in most instances the two do not manage to overcome their differences [ Read more ]

Environmental Change Through Participation – A closer look at how Inclusive Engagement can achieve Environmental Outcomes
15 July 2019 3:09 pm

The Environment and Development Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) published a report titled ‘Environmental Change Through Participation – A closer look at how Inclusive Engagement can achieve Environmental Outcomes’. The publication features an article from [ Read more ]