Parliament might ratify EC Convention on Transfer of Sentenced Persons

2015-10-28 14:36:35

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ A meeting of the parliamentary Standing committee on security and foreign policy on Tuesday discussed a draft law on ratifying the European Commission’s Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons.

A report of the bill's initiator was sounded by Defence Minister Ts.Tsolmon. The committee backed the ratification and decided to pass it to a plenary meeting of the parliamentary session.

Due to an increasing number of Mongolians who are studying, working or running business abroad,  Mongolia has been focusing on establishing of bilateral contracts on providing legal assistance and on convict transferring. For the time being, Mongolia has such contracts with seven countries, Tsolmon noted and said it will be useful for Mongolia to join the EC’s Convention instead of having bilateral convict transferring contracts, moreover, it will give a legal chance to those Mongolian convicts abroad to complete the punishment home.

The EC’s Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons currently has the Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, the Republic of Ireland, the Philippines, the USA, Australia and Japan where a large number of Mongolians reside.