Ulaanbaatar, March 17, 2023 /MONTSAME/. At today’s session, the State Great Khural discussed and
resolved to approve the President’s veto over the Law on Protecting Human Rights on Social Media and the
accompanying four laws, namely amendments to the Law on Communications, Law on
Cyber Security, Law on Protecting Personal Information, and Law on Tax.
On January 20, 2023,
the parliament approved the Law on Protecting Human Rights on Social Media and
the President issued the veto on January 27, having considered that the law
violates some articles of the Constitution of Mongolia as it had not ensured
public participation and reflected suggestions of persons or entities whose
legal interests are affected by the law.
Some MPs expressed
their position that the President’s veto should be accepted as Mongolia is a
democratic country that respects and protects human rights and freedom
and 89.1 percent of the members in attendance
voted in favor of the veto.