Constitution of Mongolia
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It was adopted on January 13, 1992, put into force on February 12, and amended in 1999 and 2001. The new constitution established a parliamentary democracy in Mongolia, guaranteeing freedom of religion, rights, travel, expression, unalienable rights, government setup, election cycle, and other matters. It was written after the 1990 Mongolian democratic revolution that dissolved the Mongolian People's Republic. It consists of a preamble followed by six chapters divided into 70 articles.
Previous constitutions had been adopted in 1924, 1940 and 1960.
Declares the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Mongolian state. Defines relationship between church and state. Defines Mongolian emblem, flag, and anthem.
Specifies the civil, political, and human rights of the individual. Freedom of religion, of expression, of the press, the right to vote. Equality before the law. Also lists duties of the citizen, including paying taxes and serving in the armed forces.
Defines the structure of the legal system and form of the republic. Declares Mongolia to be a parliamentary democracy. Describes the structure of the legislature.
Codifies the administrative districts of Mongolia and describes the relationship between national and local government.
Establishes a Constitutional Court to make rulings on interpretation of the constitution.
Describes the amendment process for changing the constitution.
- Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 38
- Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 38-39
- Montsame News Agency. Mongolia. 2006, ISBN 99929-0-627-8, p. 39
- Department of Service for Diplomatic Corps of Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the English language text of the Constitution
- Text of the constitution of Mongolia in English
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