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Open Lecture – Operating a Law Firm in Laos

On 11 October Mr. Somphone Lakanchanh, founder of SPL Law, held a presentation on operating a Law firm in Laos –  opportunities and challenges. A range of topics such as employment law, law on foreign investment, tax law and copyright law were covered during the presentation. At the end participants asked questions about the main […]

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Workshop – Human Trafficking and related crimes held in Paksan

ILSTA continued its series of workshops on human trafficking and related crimes with two days of training in Paksan District, Bolikhamxay Province on 5-6 October. Judges, prosecutors and law professionals from the province as well as selected trainers from the Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor attended the workshop. The training presented an in-depth case study on […]

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Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor and ILSTA signs MoU

A signing ceremony to conclude the cooperation agreement between the Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor of the Lao PDR (OSPP) and the Institute for Legal Support and Technical Assistance of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (ILSTA) took place in Vientiane 12 September. The agreement was signed by the Director of the Planning and Foreign […]

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Meeting the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam

The Office of the Supreme Peoples Prosecutor of the Lao PDR and ILSTA met with the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam of Vietnam to foster joint cooperation and exchange best lessons learned on various security matters. For more information on the visit (in Vietnamese): http://www.vksndtc.gov.vn/tin-chi-tiet-5872 Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam (pdf)

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Cooperation with Lao Women’s Union

Madame Bundith Prathoumvanh, Vice President of the Lao Women’s Union and National Assembly Member for Khammouane Province, welcomed ILSTA on a liaison visit. The Lao Women’s Union is an active and important mass organisation with an extensive network covering the entire country from central down to village level. Discussions focused on joint cooperation opportunities, particularly in the areas of […]

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Workshop – Smuggling of Migrants and Identifying victims of Human Trafficking

Reducing illegal migration will reduce trans-border human trafficking. Research demonstrates that illegal migrants are extremely vulnerable and expose themselves to exploitation, with many becoming victims of human trafficking. Smuggling of migrants and human trafficking are distinct concepts which can be interlinked and are often not well understood. Laos is primarily a source and transit country […]

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English for Law Courses Launched

Officials from the Office of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor (OSPP) will receive specialised English for Law training over the next five years.The English for Law Programme comes under the joint work plan between ILSTA and OSPP. Director of Personnel Department of the Supreme People’s Prosecutor Mr. Somboun Latsabouasy said, “This training programme is much needed […]

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Open Lecture – Investment Climate in Laos

Ms. Anna Lindén, Legal Advisor and Head of Office, Sciaroni & Associates gave a presentation on the Investment Climate in Laos – Market Access and Restrictions to Foreign Investment on 10 June 2016. The presentation covered the structure of the Lao Investment Promotion Law and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Laos. Restrictions that apply to foreign […]

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