Pro bono legal advice is a part of NAMBC Member Hogan Lovells’ comprehensive global Citizenship program. In Mongolia last year, as part of its pro-bono (i.e. free) service to the community, Hogan Lovells Mongolia assisted the national chapter of the “Save the Children” international NGO with technical legal review of the draft Law of Mongolia on Child Rights and the draft Law of Mongolia on Child Protection, which earned the law firm a special citation (see photo above). The head of Hogan Lovells (Mongolia) LLP in Ulaanbaatar is managing partner Chris Melville, who is also a member of the NAMBC Board of Directors. Those laws were adopted by the Mongolian Parliament in February 2016, new legal protections that resulted from more than 10 years of effort and cooperation by local and international organizations, led by Save the Children Mongolia.
Adoption of the laws is a major milestone in advancing child protection in the country. Hogan Lovells continues to cooperate with Save the Children on official English translations of the laws and implementing regulations, as well as providing free legal advice to other NGOs, such as Good Neighbours, The Nature Conservancy and the French School of Ulaanbaatar, on a variety of matters. For more information on Hogan Lovells Mongolia, visit http://www.hoganlovells.com/en/locations/ulaanbaatar. To review more of Hogan Lovells global CSR activities, visit http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/a4edb0fc#/a4edb0fc/4