IMPLEMENTING PARTNER: Transparency International Mongolia
GRANT AMOUNT: $23,681
THEME(S): Procurement; Rule of Law
The project was aimed at preventing and curbing corruption in the Mongolian judicial systems. Its main objectives were to: (a) enhance awareness of corruption in the judiciary and public procurement among the target groups (judges at all court levels, CSO’s, journalists and investigators); (b) increase skills in reducing corruption by providing an overview of the whole process of public procurement and the judicial system, and thus enhance integrity and compliance of court decisions; (c) inform all participants of preventive actions taken by the government in order to eliminate corruption in the judiciary and thus ensure that judges understand their accountability; (d) prepare a draft strategy aimed at curbing corruption in the judiciary for General Council of Courts’ (GCC) review and action; (e) prepare recommendations for strengthening anti-corruption measures related to the judicial system for review by the Government, the President’s Office and the Parliament.
Based on the proceedings of the training and discussions with participants, TI-M formulated a set of recommendations which have been submitted to GCC for their consideration. A copy of these recommendations has also been submitted to the President of Mongolia. The recommendations relate to fairness in judicial appointments, better working conditions (salaries, tenure, transfers, promotion, and training), accountability and discipline and transparency (media access, CSO’s, scholars/academics and the general public to info on court performance).