First Mongolian nominated to CERD



Published Friday April 26, 2013

The State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of Mongolia, Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash, has become the first Mongolian to be nominated for the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

The CERD is composed of 18 independent experts who have high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights. The terms of nine members of the committee expire on January 19, 2014.

On June 3, 2013, the 25th Meeting of States Parties, which will bring together representatives of 175 member countries, will take place in New York to elect nine new committee members to replace the outgoing members. The CERD members will be elected, through a secret ballot, for a term of four years.

Most current committee members are lawyers, scientists, researchers, professors, diplomats and members of civil society who have contributed to human rights activities.

J.Bayartsetseg was formerly the Legal Policy Advisor to the President of Mongolia, in which role she spearheaded the country’s first comprehensive judicial reform, while guaranteeing political, economic, and legal security for the judiciary.

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