Country Mongolia
Year 2005
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Law to Combat Domestic Violence (2005) identifies obligations of central and local government agencies and government and actions in prevention of domestic violence.  The law regulates relations on protection of victims (including children) of domestic violence, provision of social assistance for victims, elimination of the violence and measures against the perpetrators.  The law also requires police to accept and file complaints, visit the incident site, interrogate offenders and witnesses, impose administrative criminal penalties, and take victims to refuge.  It further stipulates sanctions against offenders, including expulsion from the home, prohibitions on the use of joint property, on meeting victims and access to minors, and compulsory training aimed at behaviour change.

The Law to Combat Domestic Violence has five chapters:

Chapter One: deals with general provisions of the law and its main objective; it also identifies the subjects to be regulated by this law, and prescribes the principles of combating violence.
Chapter Two: formulates the scope of obligations for government institutions in charge of the campaign for combating and preventing domestic violence.
Chapter Three: prescribes the options for non-governmental organizations and encourages them to participate in the campaign to combat family violence and prevention.
Chapter Four: provides a guarantee for secure information on the cases of family violence and outlines measures to be taken on the scene of a violent act.
Chapter Five: reflects other details related to violent matters and the range of punishments to be handed down to perpetrators.

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Full Text

Law to Combat Domestic Violence

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/MNG/7 p. 2, 5; CCPR/C/MNG/CO/5, p. 2; CAT/C/MNG/CO/1, p. 2; Response of the Government of Mongolia to Beijing +5, p. 6 and 26; UN Country Team Report - UPR April 2010, p. 8; Website of the National Committee on Gender Equality