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Chapter 11 Mongolia

Curbing Corruption in Asian Countries: An Impossible Dream?

ISBN: 978-0-85724-819-0, eISBN: 978-0-85724-820-6

ISSN: 0732-1317

Publication date: 21 July 2011

Abstract

Stephanie McPhail's description above of the difficult living conditions of the judges in Mongolia in 1995 underscores their vulnerability to corrupt practices and their negative perception by the public. Judicial salaries during that year were comparable to those of civil servants but lower than those of lawyers in private practice and ranged from US$33 to US$51 per month (Quah, 2003a, p. 43). More importantly, the living conditions of judges were difficult, especially in the countryside, where one-third of the judges did not own an apartment, and were forced to live in their offices. Consequently, McPhail (1995, p. 45) concluded that the “relatively low salaries and mediocre working conditions” of the judges were “an impediment to attracting highly qualified candidates to the profession.”

Citation

Quah, J.S.T. (2011), "Chapter 11 Mongolia", Quah, J.S.T. (Ed.) Curbing Corruption in Asian Countries: An Impossible Dream? (Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 20), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 397-438. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0732-1317(2011)0000020018

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