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I. Legal Framework

Constitutional privacy framework

The Constitution of Mongolia recognizes the right to personal liberty and safety under Section 13 of Article 16. That section states: "No one shall be searched, arrested, detained, persecuted, or restricted of liberty except in accordance with procedures and on grounds determined by law. No person may be subjected to torture, inhumane, cruel, or degrading treatment. Where a person is arrested his/her family and counsel shall be notified within a period of time established by law of the reasons for and grounds of the arrest. The privacy of citizens, their families, correspondence, and homes shall be protected by law."1