State Great Khural of Mongolia have revised and amended several draft laws in 2016. Here’s a look at the laws that take effect on Jan. 1, 2017.
LAW ON ORGANIC FOOD
The purpose of this law is to regulate all aspects on organic agriculture, production of organic food, feed and fertilizer, their certification, trade, import, use of organic logo and advertisement.
This law shall apply to agricultural originated organic food, unprocessed raw materials and products, natural plant originated organic food, organic feed, organic fertilizer and seed and seedlings.
Main provisions of the law:
State Great Khural of Mongolia has approved Legislation Law on May 29, 2016 and it has projected to be enforced from Feb 10, 2016.
However this law came into effect from Jan 1st, 2017 in order to provide law enforcement.
The purpose of this law is to ensure progress of legislation to initiate, processing legislation, improving quality, ensuring public participation, determining the requirements for draft legislation, studying the needs and requirements for legislation and assessing implementation effectiveness of legislation.
LAW ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Mongolia’s first-ever Law on Domestic Violence was approved in 2004. Although considered an important first step in addressing the long-ignored issue of domestic violence, it was largely ineffectual. It lacked adequate budgetary support and its provisions conflicted with existing laws, preventing proper implementation.
To create the proper infrastructure needed to support the Law on Domestic Violence, six other laws were amended, including the Criminal Code, Law on Law Enforcement, Law on Administrative Violations, Law on Criminal Procedure, Law on Marshals Service, and the Law on Victim and Witness Protection.
Newly amended law will be go into effect starting Feb 1st, 2017.
The law was created with the goal to make domestic abuse a criminal offense and to allow for appropriate punishments for the promotion of safety for victims and prevention of the recurrence of domestic violence. Under previous laws, domestic abuse had been considered a minor offense punishable by a fine. If the revised edition is approved, domestic abuse will be a raised to be criminal offense. The revised edition of the Law on Domestic Violence and Abuse will include a punishment of 1-3 months of imprisonment for domestic violence, 3-24 months of imprisonment for torture. Under the new law, a neighbor will be legally responsible to report domestic violence to the police if they are aware of it.
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