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Train CLE to the Village Leader in Luangnamtha and Oudomxay Province

By: Pangthong Xayyavong, FLP CLE Lecturer and Pavina Thephithuck, Senior Legal Fellow

On the 24th January to 2nd February 2016, The Faculty of Law and Political Science Clinical Legal Education(FLP CLE) had been to the North of Laos, Luangnamtha and Oudomxay Province to do a 2days Training of Trainer (Each District) to the 29 Village Leader, in 3 District which are from Sing District, Luangnamtha Province and Lar and Namor District in Oudomxay Province. Which were support by Care International Oganization. More than 261 Village Leader attend the workshop. In this member of participants are include: Head of the Village, Duty Head of the Village, Woman’s union, Elderly, Police of the Village, Land unit in the village, Youth unit and Village mediation unit.

Officials discuss access to justice in Laos

Vientiane Times,  August 28, 2015.

Experts from the legal sector in Laos met with their counterparts from Vietnam, China and Singapore yesterday in Vientiane to discuss the improvement of services and access to justice in Laos. The improvement of access to justice by the Lao people forms part of a project for the implementation of the legal sector master plan (SPLSMP).

Laos striving for rule of law state

Vientiane Times, 6 Feb 2014

Laos has set an ambitious goal to build a rule of law state to facilitate national development and ensure social justice and more transparency with all people having equal access to legal services. Deputy Minister of Justice Mr Ket Kiettisak told Vientiane Times on Wednesday that “to become a rule of law state, we need to have a full set of laws covering all sectors with a majority of people respecting them.”

Parliament’s ordinary session to open July 8

Vientiane Times, 26 June, 2013

The fifth ordinary session of the National Assembly (NA)’s seventh legislature will run from July 8-26 with socio-economic development, seven draft laws and other emerging issues set to dominate debate. The NA’s Administrative Office issued an announcement yesterday stating that two hotline numbers will be available for public feedback, those being 413504 and 413505.

Members of the public will be able to seek help from the parliamentarians, who will have the opportunity to ask for explanations from the relevant government sectors, an NA official involved with the hotline said.

Govt to scrutinise protected area boundaries

Vientiane Times, 29 May, 2013

The government will soon scrutinise the boundaries of protected areas in Laos, after many thousands of hectares of protected areas have been encroached upon for farming activities and commercial tree plantations in recent years. Logging in Nam Kan National Protected Area in Bokeo province is sparking serious concerns. Illegal logging remains a challenge for Laos in its efforts to protect its natural resources for the future.

Legal advances pave way for reform of justice system

Vientiane Times, 26 March, 2013

Advances in the legal sector have resulted in progress, especially support for local justice reform, which is moving Laos closer to becoming a state governed by the rule of law. Officials made the comment at a meeting held in Vientiane on Friday to review the progress of implementation of the Legal Sector Master Plan Project over the past year.

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