Monday, April 6, 2015

Two-Thirds Clauses of Investment, Parliament, Fiscal Stability Laws Ruled Unconstitutional

April 6 (Cover Mongolia) On February 13, the Constitutional Court of Mongolia issued a ruling that annulled similar clauses in certain laws.

Namely, clauses where it states the parliament needs two-thirds of all its members to a) amend the Investment, State Great Khural (parliament), Fiscal Stability, Human Development Fund laws, b) declare a State of Emergency, and c) three quarters of members to overturn a Public Referendum decision.

The court ruled these clauses were in breach of the Constitution, meaning now it requires only a simple majority of a parliament quorum--or potentially just 20 members--to amend, declare, overturn.

A Constitutional Court decision is final and effective immediately.

Link to court ruling


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