A human rights-based approach (HRBA), which is a conceptual framework for the process of human development normatively based on international human rights standards and operationally directed to fulfil, respect and protect human rights. HRBA aims to open the opportunity to empower and enable public participation in the decision-making process that impacts on the style and quality of life in an open and significant way. It is also a process that holds “duty bearers” accountable to better perform their obligations towards “rights holders” in compliance with international and national legislation.
National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia works to strengthen the mainstreaming of human rights in the public sector related to ASM since 2012. In the framework mandates the NHRC of Mongolia to enable progress in achievement of Human Rights based ASM policy and community mining. The expected result is that Human Rights Based Approaches will be embedded in all aspects of ASM in Mongolia, including enhanced capacity of the State to respect, protect and fulfil the rights of ASM stakeholders, with artisanal miners claiming their rights and employing socially and environmentally responsible practices. Human rights based approaches are embedded in all aspects of artisanal mining in Mongolia, including the enhanced capacity of State to respect, protect and fulfill the rights of ASM stakeholders, with artisanal miners claiming their rights and employing more socially and environmentally responsible practices. The ASM Knowledge Hub aims to empower ASM organizations, woman and men miners, their families and communities to demand their human rights and improve the performance of ASM.