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INTRODUCTION OF THE JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMITTEE


JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMITTEE OF MONGOLIA

 

Mandate

It is stated in the Constitution of Mongolia that, Article 49.4. “The Judicial General Council, without interfering in the judicial proceedings of courts and judges, shall execute duties concerning the selection of judges exclusively amongst lawyers, protection of their rights and other matters pertaining to providing the conditions that guarantee the autonomous functioning of judges.” And Article 51.3. “A Mongolian national of thirty-five years of age with higher education in law and a professional career of not less than 10 years may be appointed a judge of the Supreme Court.  A Mongolian national of twenty-five years of age with higher education in law and a professional career of not less than 3 years may be appointed a judge of the other courts.”

Composition

The Qualifications Committee shall assist the Judicial General Council of Mongolia to fulfil its mandate as in the Constitution of Mongolia mentioned above to provide evaluations concerning as to whether the candidates for a judge or chief judge fulfill the qualifications prescribed in the Constitution of Mongolia and Articles 4-7 of the Law on Legal Status of Judges. The Qualifications Committee shall be established with a composition of nine part-time members.

The Qualifications Committee shall be comprised of highly-qualified and specialized lawyers and judges with a legal or administration of justice experience of not less than ten years of work practice.