International Development Law Organization

In Court: The Challenge of Commercial Law

Unless it boosts capacity in commercial law, Mongolia risks discouraging inward investment, not least in the vital mining sector. To avoid this happening, IDLO has been working with Mongolia's Supreme Court and Judicial General Council to improve the courts' ability to apply commercial law.  In particular, we have ensured that 24 Mongolian judges are equipped to train their peers in areas such as mining disputes, intellectual property and competition law.  As a result, more than 200 judges, including from remote and rural areas, are now familiar with international and Mongolian best practices in the field. Additionally, 78 commercial law resources have been made available to the judicial profession in Mongolian, English and Russian. Finally, more than 10,000 civil and administrative cases have been included in an online database accessible to the public.