Mongolia completed ODIHR's annual online questionnaire for the second time since becoming a participating State in 2012. Mongolia's criminal code contains one substantive offence provision. The Office of the Prosecutor General is responsible for data collection on hate crime.


Official country information

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 0 Not available Not available
2013 Not available Not available Not available

National developments

Mongolia appointed a National Point of Contact on hate crime for the first time in 2015. The NPC is the head of the International Cooperation Department in the Office of the Prosecutor General. Mongolia adopted a substantive offense provision in its criminal code targeting the use of force or threats with a religious bias.

Civil society information

No information is available.

IGO information

Racism and xenophobia

  • In its "Concluding observations on the combined nineteenth to twenty-second periodic reports of Mongolia", the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) expressed its concern at reported instances of hate crimes against foreigners. CERD recommended that all cases of racially motivated violence be promptly and effectively investigated, and the perpetrators prosecuted.

Bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity

  • Following its Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Mongolian authorities made the commitment to examine and respond to recommendations to amend the country’s criminal legislation to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected characteristics, to enhance its efforts to counter hate crime motivated by bias against these characteristics, and to collect data on hate crimes against LGBT people.

Key observation

ODIHR observes that Mongolia has not reported reliable statistics on hate crimes to ODIHR.