Civic engagement in democracy discussed

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On February 21, Tuesday, an academic conference under the theme ‘Development of Democracy – Citizen Participation’ was co-organized by President's Office, Civic Engagement Project of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), National Legal Institute and School of Law of National University in the Citizen Chamber of State House.

The conference was chaired by Ch.Unurbayar, Human Rights and Legal Policy Advisor to President, and addressed a crucial agenda concerning democracy and civic engagement.

Presentations were given under themes such as ‘Representative democracy, challenges’, ‘Direct democracy and citizen participation’, ‘Nature of Mongolian democracy, concerning issues’, ‘Citizens’ initiative rights on local level’, ‘Political party and engagement of civil society’, ‘Realization of right to lodge complaints to public organizations and officer’, ‘Freedom to demonstration’ and ‘Role of human rights organizations in democracy’.

In his closing speech, Ch.Unurbayar appreciated all the presentations given, and added his perspective. The presentations will be compiled for publishing, he informed.