IAAS Lecture: Gender Based Violence in Mongolia

March 6, 2019
Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash photo

From Warriors to Violence: Gender Based Violence in Mongolia

Guest speaker:  Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash (LLM’08), Fellow at Yale University; Former Secretary of State for the Ministry of Justice, Mongolia (2012-2016)

Mrs. Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash is Mongolian national with more than 15 years of professional experience in the area of governance, public administration and international development. She has held senior government positions in the government and has been at the forefront of Mongolia’s far-reaching legal reform initiatives. From 2012 to 2016, Jigmiddash served as Secretary of State of the Ministry of Justice of Mongolia, becoming the first woman appointed in this position overseeing the strategy, operations of the ministry and law enforcement agencies. Prior to this post, she served as the legal advisor to the President of Mongolia, and has been involved in the judicial reform as well as abolishment of death penalty in Mongolia.

She is also the Founding Director of Veritas Consulting and involved in numerous consultancies in international development. She has extensive civil society experience promoting human rights and rule of law.

Currently, she is fellow at MacMillan center for International studies at Yale University after completing prestigious Yale World Fellows program.  She holds a masters in law (LLM) degree from Harvard Law School and graduated from the Law School of National University of Mongolia. She was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School.  She was selected as the Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Wednesday, March 6 at 1:15 - 2:30 pm

Room S250, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street