Peter A Allard School of Law

Ulziilkham Enkhbaatar

PhD Student
BA and LLB (National University of Mongolia), MA (Central European University), LLM by Research (OHLS, York University), LLM by Coursework (MLS, University of Melbourne), PhD student (University of British Columbia)



Ulziilkham Enkhbaatar is a PhD student at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, and in her current doctoral dissertation, she examines the impact of Community Development Agreements (CDAs) on local communities in the vicinity of the large-scale mining projects in Mongolia. She explores this issue from the critical perspective of the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) and the institutional approach of the Law and Development (L&D) subfield. With her extensive background in human rights theory and practice, Ulziilkham explores projects geared towards addressing community's developmental needs and aspirations by creating social value through corporate social responsibility and community development initiatives.

In her LLM studies at the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, she investigated the environmental advocacy of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) of the mining-affected local communities in Mongolia from the environmental justice perspective, focusing on the implementation of the constitutionally protected environment right in the areas of participation in environmental decision-making, right to obtain environmental information, and recourse to environmental remedy. Ulziilkham also has a degree in International Relations from the National University of Mongolia (BA) and Central European University (MA).

Previously, she worked as a senior researcher at the Judicial General Council of Mongolia overseeing a team of 9 junior researchers, devising judicial administration strategies, policies, projects, and research outputs on court administration, judicial accountability, and case analysis. She received the Outstanding Employee Award in 2015 for her leadership and creativity.

Supervisors: Sara Ghebremusse & Carol Liao

Ulziilkham Enkhbaatar

Organization Affiliations

  • Allard School of Law

Research Interests

  • Administrative law and regulatory governance
  • Asian legal studies
  • Contract law
  • Courts, litigation and access to justice
  • Environmental law, natural resources, and climate change
  • Human rights
  • International law
  • Jurisprudence, legal theory, and critical studies
  • Law and development
  • Law and society
  • Legal methodology and interdisciplinary approaches
  • Transnational law

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