Public protests took place in Ulaanbaatar in early January 2021. Although the protests were unsanctioned and all forms of public gatherings were prohibited by the Law on Emergency and other Covid-19 prevention regulations, the government and police did not interrupt the protests. Following the protests, Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa and his cabinet resigned.
New drafts of the Law on Foundations, Law on Associations and Law on Public Benefit Activities are currently being developed by the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs of (MOJHA). New draft laws on privacy and the right to information are also in development, including a draft amendment to the Law on Information Transparency and Right to Information, a draft Law on Public Information, and a draft Law on Personal Data Protection.
The State Great Khural (Parliament) began discussions of the draft Law on the Legal Status of Human Rights Defenders, but has not yet approved the bill.