NHRC strengthens collaboration with National Police Agency
Graphic: Representatives from the Commission and the NPA hold talks on joint activities
Collaborative activities discussed included organising an advocacy campaign on preventing torture and initiatives to combat domestic violence.
Building on a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Police Agency (NPA) since 2017, the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia has discussed a range of activities to be implemented over the coming year.
During the next 12 months, the Commission will celebrate its 20th anniversary and the United Nations will also mark its 75th anniversary.
Some of the collaborative activities discussed included organising an advocacy campaign for the prevention of torture, initiatives to combat and prevent domestic violence, conducting a study on situation of victims of domestic violence, a study on the legal framework in relation to the punishment for drug and substance users; and a study on crime of livestock theft.
The meeting on 18 August 2020 was attended by the heads of various departments and divisions of the National Police Agency, including the Department of Administration and Management, the Anti-Drug Control Department, the Criminal Police Division, the Ecological Police Unit, the Prevention Unit, the Anti-Domestic Violence Division, the Division to Protect Children from Crime, the Investigation Division and the Media Centre.
Since the MOU was signed, the two parties have adopted a joint annual plan and conducted joint training, inquiry and advocacy activities.
The Commission and the NPA have agreed to establish a working group to oversee the implementation of the labour rights of police, which was highlighted in the Commission's 14th Report on Situation of Human Rights and Freedoms in Mongolia.
There will also be a joint inquiry conducted into the storage and safety of hazardous materials in Mongolia, as well as additional training for the human rights trainers from the police in the second half of 2020.
Date: 28 August 2020
- Representatives from the Commission and the NPA hold talks on joint activities - National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia