Secretary of State
Ministry of Justice of Mongolia
Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash is State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of Mongolia. Prior, she served as a legal adviser to the President of Mongolia, and assisted the current head of state, Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, on various legal initiatives, including judicial reform and abolishment of the death penalty. Jigmiddash has worked for a number of think tanks and institutions in Mongolia, as well as for the American Bar Association’s flagship programme in the region – the Rule of Law Initiative. Jigmiddash was a Karpatkin Policy Fellow at the Consumers Union in Washington DC, where she engaged in public advocacy work at the US Congress. She holds an LLM from Harvard Law School and graduated with honours from the Law School of National University of Mongolia. She is also a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School in New York.