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Parliament dismisses head of the Constitutional Court

By Ch.KHALIUN

During the irregular parliamentary plenary session held on Friday, the Parliament voted to dismiss the Head of the Constitutional Court of Mongolia, J.Amarsanaa, with a 79.5 percent vote from MPs.
On January 27, Parliament’s Legal Standing Committee approved the dismissal of the Head of the Constitutional Court, J.Amarsanaa. He was found to have made a ruling based on a law that had not been approved yet, violating the Constitution and the Law on the Policies of Cabinet Session Meetings.
Following the Standing Committee’s decision, J.Amarsanaa said that he would resign if proven guilty of violating the law. “If a member or head of the Constitutional Court needs to be dismissed, the nine members of the court should submit a request to the organization that person was assigned by. Three of the members should be assigned by Parliament, three by the President, and three should be assigned by the Supreme Court. I was chosen by the Supreme Court. If the 25 members of the Supreme Court approve, then the issue can be discussed by Parliament. So, it’s illegal for Parliament to ‘approve’ my dismissal,” noted J.Amarsanaa.
Last Monday, the Constitutional Court concluded that the relevant provisions of the Law on the Constitutional Court approved by Parliament violated the Constitution of Mongolia. Head of the Constitutional Court J.Amarsanaa delivered an official letter to Speaker Z.Enkhbold, stating that the law shouldn’t be adhered to based on disputes arising from citizen’s complaints.
Speaker of Parliament Z.Enkhbold submitted a letter regarding J.Amarsanaa’s dismissal to the Supreme Court of Mongolia. The Supreme Court approved the Speaker’s request, and 35 out of the 44 MPs who attended the irregular parliamentary session voted for dismissal, concluding a debate that began in the fall parliamentary session.
No members of the Mongolian People’s Party attended the irregular session meeting. They stated that they would not attend sessions discussing issues related to the Constitutional Court, as they believe that it would violate the Constitution.

 

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