Maui plays role in reforming Mongolian courts

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - Eight prosecutors from Mongolia are using Maui courts to learn about the U.S. judicial system.

Mongolia Assistant Prosecutor General Ganzorig Gombosuren says elements of the court system that are commonly known in the United States are foreign to prosecutors in his isolated Asian country.

So the group is in Hawaii learning about court matters such as Miranda rights and why defendants are often found guilty and sentenced at separate hearings.

The Maui News reports the visitors want to incorporate some of the U.S. court system into Mongolian law. The group is heading to Honolulu on Thursday.

The group is being hosted by retired 2nd Circuit Chief Judge Shackley Raffetto, who has traveled to Mongolia.

The prosecutors even took time on Maui for their first visit to the beach.

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