Working towards greater community control over land, forests and natural resources

Laws and regulations


Law on Mining (1997) in English

Law on Agriculture (1998) in English and in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)

Law on Land (2003 – under revision) in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)

Law on the Promotion of Domestic Investment (2004) in English 

Law on the Promotion of Foreign Investment (2004) in English 

Anti Corruption Law (2005) in English 

Forestry Law (2007 – under revision) in English and Lao (ພາສາລາວ)

Law on Mining (amended 2011) in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)

Anti corruption Law (amended 2012) in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)

Environmental Protection Law (Amended 2012) in English and in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)

Investment Promotion Law (amended 2016)  in Lao (ພາສາລາວ) and English

Stabilization of Livelihoods and Occupation Creation Law (ກົດໝາຍວ່າດ້ວຍ ການຈັດສັນພູມລໍາເນົາ ແລະ ອາຊີບ) ສະບັບ ພາສາລາວ (Lao version)

Law on the Handling of Petitions (2015)/ກົດໝາຍວ່າດ້ວຍການຮ້ອງທຸກ (2015), ສະບັບ ພາສາລາວ (Lao version)


Decrees and Ministerial Instructions

Order 13/PM (2012) on Halting Investment Projects Related to Mining, Rubber, Eucalyptus in Lao

Decree 88/PM (2008) on Implementation of the Land Law in English

Decree 112/PM (2010) on Environmental Impact Assessment in English / in Lao

Decree 135/PM (2009) on State Land Lease or Concession in English

Decree 192/PM (2005) on Compensation and Resettlement of People Affected by Development Projects in English / in Lao

Decree 84/PM (2016) on Compensation and Resettlement of People Affected by Development Projects in English / in Lao – ດຳລັດເລກທີ 84 ວ່າດ້ວຍການທົດແທນຄ່າເສຍຫາຍ ແທນ 192

Regulations for Implementing Decree 192/PM (2005) on Compensation in English / in Lao

Ministerial Instruction 8029/MONRE (2013) on The Process of Initial Environmental Examination of the Investment Projects and Activities in English

Ministerial Instruction 8030/MONRE (2013) on Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Process of the Investment Projects and Activities in English

Prime Minister order 15 PM/2016 to stop export logging in Lao ຄໍາສັ່ງເລກທີ 15/ນຍ 2016

Decree on Associations, No. 238/Gov on 11 August, 2017 in Lao and Unofficial English translation

Ministerial Instruction on the implementation of the Decree on Association, No. 05/MOHA on 11 October, 2017 in Lao

Agreement No. 1369/Monre on 28 March 2018 on Prohibition and principles of Officials in Land sector/ຂໍ້ຕົກລົງ ເລກທີ 1369 /ກຊສ ລົງວັນທີ 28 ມີນາ 2018 ວ່າດ້ວຍ ຂໍ້ຫ້າມ ແລະ ວິໄນຂອງພະນັກງານລັດຖະກອນ ຂະແໜງທີ່ດິນ in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)

Agreement No. 0526/Vientiane on 4 June 2018 on Scope and Compensation unit Assessment for affected people for Naxaithong Phase of Vientiane – Vang Vieng Highway project /ຂໍ້ຕົກລົງວ່າດ້ວຍ ການປະເມີນຫົວໜ່ວຍລາຄາທົດແທນຄ່າເສຍຫາຍໃຫ້ຜູ້ຖືກຜົນກະທົບ ໄລຍະ ຜ່ານເມືອງ ນາຊາຍທອງ ຈາກໂຄງການທາງດ່ວນ ແຕ່ນະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ ຫາ ວັງວຽງ ແຂວງວຽງຈັນ, ລົງວັນທີ 4 ມິຖຸນາ 2018, ສະບັບ ພາສາລາວ (Lao version)


Other  policy documents/ເອກະສານທາງດ້ານນະໂຍບາຍອື່ນໆ

Resolution of the National Land Meeting 06/PMO (2007)

Instruction as Regards the Implementation of Decree on State-owned Land Approval for Lease or Concession (No. 20/PMO.NLMA, 2010)

Discussion Paper on the Legal Framework of State Land Leases and Concessions in the Lao PDR (2012)

7th National Socio-Economic Development Plan (2011-2015)

ຄຳແນະນຳ ເລກທີ 707/ກຊສ ວ່າດ້ວຍການຮັບຮອງ ແລະ ປະກາດໃຊ້ບົດແນະນຳການມີສ່ວນຮ່ວມຂອງມວນຊົນໃນຂະບວນການປະເມີນຜົນກະທົບຕໍ່ສິ່ງແວດລ້ອມ/Guidelines No. 707/MONRE: on the Adoption and Promulgation of the Guidelines for Public Participation in the Environmental Impact Assessment Process, ສະບັບ ພາສາລາວ (in Lao)

Decision on the Organization and Operation of the Village Dispute Resolution Committees/ຂໍ້ຕົກລົງ ວ່າດ້ວຍການຈັດຕັ້ງ ແລະ ການເຄື່ອນໄຫວຂອງຄະນະແກ້ໄຂຂໍ້ຂັດແຍ່ງຂັ້ນບ້ານ, ສະບັບ ພາສາລາວ (Lao version)


Party Resolution 

Party Resolution of the Party’s central Committee on the Enhancement of Land Management and Development in New period (2017) in unofficial English Translation / in Lao

All national laws are available in English and Lao on the National Assembly website and Lao Official Gazette website 





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