UN experts on arbitrary detention launch official visit: Mongolia


The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention will make an official visit to Mongolia, from 3 to 14 October 2022, to assess the country’s situation regarding the deprivation of liberty.

The delegation – comprising two members of the Group, Elina Steinerte and Matthew Gillett – will visit Ulaanbaatar as well as other parts of the country. They will meet Government officials, civil society groups and other relevant stakeholders during the visit.

The experts will also visit places of deprivation of liberty, including prisons, police stations and institutions for children, migrants and people with psychosocial disabilities, to gather information for their assessment.

The Working Group will share their preliminary observations at a press conference* on 14 October 2022, at 12:00 local time, at the Conference Room of the UN House building, in United Nations Street 14, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Access will be strictly limited to journalists.

The Working Group will present its final report on the visit to the Human Rights Council in September 2023.

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