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Mongolia

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andlocked, sparsely populated and isolated for decades on the Soviet Union’s periphery, Mongolia is now growing fast, largely thanks to considerable natural resources – gold, silver and copper, as well as a tenth of the world’s known coal reserves. The country is peaceful and politically stable. But corruption, poor transparency and an ambiguous foreign investment framework have hampered its capacity to make the most of these assets and distribute more widely the benefits of growth. In view of the country’s expanding need for capacity in the justice sector, IDLO is working with the Mongolian authorities to create a stable, economy-friendly legal environment. Alternative dispute resolution

Enforcement of decisions

Commercial litigation in Mongolia has often been marred by intimidation and delays. This acts as a barrier to investment and undermines the rule of law. In 2014, the country’s IDLO-supported commercial mediation centers began processing their first cases: the aim is to replace litigation with the cheaper, faster services of internationally accredited mediators. The centers are helping foster a more hospitable and sustainable environment for investors.

As well as strengthening the pre-trial process, IDLO has worked along Mongolia’s justice chain to promote enforcement of court decisions, particularly in the area of commercial law – an area of historic underperformance. In September 2014, IDLO convened international experts in Ulaanbaatar to share best practices on judicial decision enforcement reform and debate Mongolia’s draft Judicial Decision Enforcement Act.

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The number of commercial law cases made accessible for online consultation

“I was skeptical of such an ambitious project to begin with. But seeing the results, I am converted to IDLO methodology.” Lundendorj, Chairman of the Mongolian General Judicial Council

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206

The number of judges trained in one month alone in mid-2014

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IDLO Annual Report 2014  

IDLO enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development a...

IDLO Annual Report 2014  

IDLO enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development a...

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