Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Gins Post #5

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)


  1. You have done a good job putting a lot of description into your post and all but a couple of errors that I see it is perfect. My question for you is why do you think that if they get a decent president and apply the Canadian Charter will it improve their position (basically Why?)?

  2. Hey Jessica!
    I can see that you have put a lot of work into your GINS book and I can see that you are very motivated by some of the topics in the book.

    Clearly substance abuse is something that you find very, lack of better terms, different. Why did you choose this topic at first. I see that in your post you have many questions that you ask about the topic, were you able to answer these questions?

    In your GINS post 5 I got slightly confused… You talk about Canada as if it is where the issue takes place, but then you also talk about Mongolia. I am not sure if I am just not interoperating it correctly or if it was a mistake.

    Overall I love how much effort it seems that you are putting into your posts, keep up the good work!

  3. Good review on the book, I can tell that you really care about the problems that are happening around the world, and in Mongolia. Some questions I have because I was a little confused, is that if Mongolia or any other third world country got a president and some sort of charter, would it help that country a lot (positively) or would it end up making it even worse? In the question "is there similar document in which your issue occurs?", it seems to me that their document is kind of similar to our Charter, but I was wondering what freedom and rights do we get that they don't and vice-versa?

  4. Hey Jessica! Awesome posts. Very deep and informative I like the topics you cover. Extremely awesome. In your first post, I thought that you were thinking quite deeply and you brought up some fantastic questions I've never thought of before. And in this post, it was absolutely sock-blowingly amazing. I found it a bit confusing of where the issue is taking place. Mongolia or Canada? Also I totally agree with your ideas of how sometimes police officers forget what they are obligated to do. This happens in Canada and evidently Mongolia too. All in all fantastic post

  5. Hi Jessica! Great posts! They are engaging and informative. You went in depth with your posts leaving me with close to no questions. You said in your first post that some people have to sell drugs to get money and support their families. What I wonder about this whole topic is why don't these people who have financial problems get another job that is, healthier, for them? I understand that selling drugs provides a lot of money for people but it can also send you to jail. I just wonder why people would risk basically their whole lives just to get a lot of money. You can get money doing other things as well, why risk almost your whole life to get something that you can get without risking anything? Overall, you did a great job. Well done Jessica! :)

  6. Hello Jessica! Good blog! Very interesting that the government would go against their own charter and not send the leader to court. That shows that the entire Mongolian government is corrupt. That is why I don't think that a good president and a smart charter would fix everything. Everyone in the government has to work together for a common good for government to really run. We can see that the corruption seeps down to even the lowest levels, with the police officer smuggling drugs. That is when real change is needed, even more change then the leader of the government.

  7. Hi Jessica,

    This a very interesting blog all your posts are very insightful and helped me understand the charter and major problems in Mongolia. Do you think that police officers in would have a specific education in the law? does democratic rights come into the picture for if they had a different president?