Mongolia LGBT Laws

Age of Consent Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

The age of consent for consensual sex between couples is 16 years [R1.1].

R1.1 Interpol: Sexual offences against children (Accessed MAY 09)
Discrimination Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

Section 113 of Penal Code prohibiting “immoral gratification of sexual desires”, can be used against homosexuals [R1.2].


In December 2009, the IGLHRC reported that “… there is widespread societal and institutional discrimination against, and intolerance of, lesbian and bisexual women and transgendered people. This discrimination is manifested in different forms including ostracism and harassment and physical and sexual violence. The discrimination is endemic in the public, private and non-governmental sectors and encompasses the police and the judiciary, health services, education, the housing sector and the media” [R1.1].

R1.2 Asylumlaw.org: Documentary evidence in support of application for asylum PDF 461.46kb, 01 JAN 99
R1.1 IGLHRC: Mongolia: First LGBT Advocacy NGO Registered and Recognized by Government 16 DEC 09
Hate Crimes Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

On 23 June 2014, it was reported that the Government of Mongolia was proposing to pass new laws protecting LGBTIs and ethnic minorities from hate crimes after a wave of attacks by neo-Nazis against vulnerable groups in recent years [R1.1].

R1.1 GayStarNews: Mongolian Government plans to protect LGBTIs from hate crimes 23 JUN 14
HIV Aids Legislation/Cases/References
1. National

In early April 1996, the Mongolian police were reported to have arrested 170 prostitutes in Ulan Bator, the capital, and force-tested them for HIV. All the tests were negative [R1.1].

R1.1 Reuters: Mongolia cracks down on growing prostitution 02 APR 96
Homosexuality, Sodomy Legislation/Cases/References
See also: [AGE OF CONSENT]
1. National

In 2002, homosexuality was reportedly legalized [R1.3].

Section 113 of Penal Code prohibiting “immoral gratification of sexual desires”, can be used against homosexuals [R1.2].

Previously

The criminal law in Mongolia was silent in regard to consensual sex between same-sex couples [R1.1].

R1.3 Wikpedia: LGBT rights in Mongolia
(Accessed MAY 09)
R1.2 Asylumlaw.org: Documentary evidence in support of application for asylum PDF 461.46kb, 01 JAN 99
R1.1 ILGA: Annual Report 1996 – Part II 96