Parliament Accepts President’s Veto on the Law on Protecting Human Rights on Social MediaPolitics
Ulaanbaatar, March 17, 2023 /MONTSAME/. At today's session, the State Great Khural discussed and resolved to approve the President’s veto over the Law on Protecting Human Rights on Social Media and the accompanying four laws, namely amendments to the Law on Communications, Law on Cyber Security, Law on Protecting Personal Information, and Law on Tax.
On January 20, 2023, the parliament approved the Law on Protecting Human Rights on Social Media and the President issued the veto on January 27, having considered that the law violates some articles of the Constitution of Mongolia as it had not ensured public participation and reflected suggestions of persons or entities whose legal interests are affected by the law.
Some MPs expressed their position that the President’s veto should be accepted as Mongolia is a democratic country that respects and protects human rights and freedom and 89.1 percent of the members in attendance voted in favor of the veto.