Between 23 and 24 November 2023, UNIDROIT undertook a mission to its 65th and newest Member State, Mongolia. Hosted by the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs of Mongolia, the visit featured a series of institutional meetings and a workshop.
On 23 November, UNIDROIT Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado met with the Mongolian Deputy Minister for Justice Her Excellency Solongoo Bayarsaikhan and other senior officials from the Ministry of Justice, including the Head of the Private Law Division, Jamiyankhuu Narmandakh, and the Head of the International Arbitration Division, Narantuya Choijanstan, to discuss how UNIDROIT can assist Mongolia strengthen its legal framework to facilitate commerce, access to credit and economic development. The Secretary-General also met with the Director of the National Legal Institute, Erdem-Undrakh Khurelbaatar, to discuss cooperation between the two institutes.
|UNIDROIT Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado and Mongolian Deputy Minister for Justice Solongoo Bayarsaikhan
|UNIDROIT Secretary-General with Director of the Director of the National Legal Institute of Mongolia Erdem-Undrakh Khurelbaatar
On 24 November, UNIDROIT and the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs co-organised a workshop on UNIDROIT instruments and activities. Chaired by the Mongolian Deputy Minister for Justice, the workshop featured presentations on UNIDROIT’s legislative and non-legislative work by the UNIDROIT Secretary-General and Senior Legal Officer William Brydie-Watson, with a specific focus on the Luxembourg Rail Protocol and the Mining, Agriculture and Construction (MAC) Protocol to the Cape Town Convention, as well as the Institute’s two newest instruments: the UNIDROIT Principles on Digital Assets and Private Law and the UNIDROIT Model Law on Factoring. The workshop was attended by over 60 participants from the legal sector, including government officials, business representatives, legal practitioners and academic experts. While in Ulaanbaatar, the Secretary-General also took the opportunity to visit the Supreme Court of Mongolia to meet with Her Excellency G. Altanchimeg, Head of the Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of Mongolia. The Secretary-General met with the Dean of the National University of Mongolia School of Law, Professor Amarsanaa Batbold, to discuss strengthening academic cooperation.
|UNIDROIT Secretary-General presents to Mongolian legal sector during workshop on UNIDROIT instruments and activities
|UNIDROIT Secretary-General Ignacio Tirado with the Head of Civil Chamber of the Supreme Court of Mongolia G. Altanchimeg
Mongolia became UNIDROIT’s 65th Member State on 21 April 2023.