I chose the book Red Hero At Midnight in the book “Lunch With Lenin.” I really stuck with this book, it was so sad and scary and it makes me think if people in Canada live underground just like them. I use to think that it was so dumb for people to steal and why don’t they just go to a shelter. I don’t feel that way any more... The leaders were trying to take care of there friends which are their family. If there are no shelters the only way for them to survive and actually live is to steal, it is there only choice. On the other hand the police never got any consent and never went to court. They stole a backpack because it was just sitting there, but there were smuggled drugs in the backpack which was for the Police Officer. The Officer would give the kids anything to get it back.
In Canada if we found out about the officer then he would not be able to work there any more.
Is there a similar document for the nation in which your issue occurs?
I found a fabulous website that explains in a list all of their rights. This document is organized by article just like Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It have so many sections but only a couple of points for each.
If so, what rights and freedoms are guaranteed in the document?
Example of just a couple points...
Article 14 [Equality, Right to Personality]
(1) All persons lawfully residing within Mongolia are equal before the law and the courts.
(2) No person may be discriminated on the basis of ethnic origin, language, race, age, sex, social origin or status, property, occupation or post, religion, opinion, or education. Everyone is a person before the law.
Citizen rights, Equality, Right to Personality, Citizenship, Extradition, Citizen's Rights, Citizen's Duties, Foreigner's Rights and Restrictions, Responsibility, Restrictions.
The laws that the police officer and the kids did not follow are... Citizen duties because they do not pay taxes because they don’t live anywhere, don’t take part in the war. It says, “It is a sacred duty for every citizen to work, protect his or her health, bring up and educate his or her children and to protect nature and the environment.” The kids and adults living together all don’t work because they are not allowed, and didn’t have enough money to go to school.
I talked about this in my paragraph above, but leader got sent to jail and didn’t go to court. In Citizen rights which has the most things and is the most important to them. It says, “The right to life. Deprivation of human life is strictly prohibited unless capital punishment as constituted by Mongolian penal law for the most serious crimes is imposed as final decision by a competent court.” I find this so helpful in explaining, and this shows some laws are broken even by police officers.
How might the issue be different if the Canadian Charter were applied?
Officers should know the law, but sometimes they forget. I feel like less laws would be broken because we are a first world country and we learn about the charter a lot and everyone can go to school (special school for people who can’t afford in Canada). Mongolia is a third world country, that means that a lot of people can’t afford things. Our Charter were applied and had a decent president the country would be more organized and maybe not a third world country. (this is not 100% true, this is just my thoughts)