The Reform of Administrative Law in Mongolia

Completed Project of the Global Knowledge Transfer Working Group at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

The research and consulting project “The Reform of Administrative Law in Mongolia”, which was initiated at the request of the Mongolian Parliament, served to create the foundations for a modern body of laws on administrative processes and administrative organisation; laws which implement the constitution’s provisions on decentralised administrative organisation and on the effective legal protection of citizens from public authorities, while also improving Mongolia’s international competitiveness and fitting in seamlessly with the broader framework of the Mongolian legal system. The issues addressed over the course of the project included the requirements for functioning structures in order to perform the decentralised government duties which arise from the constitutional provisions on finances and organisation. The importance of a differentiated range of instruments of administrative law action to facilitate the effective fulfilment of administrative tasks was also dealt with, as were the position of the individual in relation to public authority and the consequences of this conceptual orientation for the protection of administrative law. The project was carried out using a comparative legal approach. This was done in order to broaden the discussion on the questions dealt with as much as possible while also improving the conditions for the successful implementation of the reform legislation. Strong ties to Mongolia are still being maintained since the end of the project in 2005. It is planned to continue activities in Mongolia in the near future.

Extracted from Global Knowledge Transfer Report 2002–2012 by Global Knowledge Transfer Working Group: Full Report


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