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Open Lecture – Law of the Sea

The regional grouping of ASEAN will become an Economic Community from 2016 hosted by Laos, its only land-locked member. In this lecture on December 22, John Connolly and Alounna Khamhoung explored the history and evolution of the law of the sea up to the signing of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the […]

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Open Lecture – Smuggling of Migrants

Studies have demonstrated that Human trafficking is often closely tied to illegal migration and smuggling of migrants. 9.2 million persons are estimated to be in forced labour in the Asia-Pacific region. On 27 November, Richard Philippart (ILSTA) gave a lecture about smuggling of migrants and its connection to and elements of distinction with human trafficking.  Special […]

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Open Lecture – The Rights of the Accused in Criminal Procedure

An Open Lecture on The Rights of the Accused in Criminal Procedure in Lao PDR was given by Dr. Phonesaeng Khounthavyduangchai, who is a lecturer at the Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science in Vientiane. Dr. Phonesaeng did his PhD on the privilege against self-incrimination: a comparative study between Lao and […]

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Swedish delegation visits ILSTA

A delegation of 15 Swedes who have been involved in Swedish development cooperation with Laos during the last forty years visited ILSTA’s office in Laos and were given an update on the situation in the legal sector by ILSTA’s Vice President. The delegation included four former heads of the Swedish Embassy to Laos and the […]

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Course – English for International Law

In October-November 2015  ILSTA, in cooperation with the EU delegation in Laos, delivered a course focusing on English for International Law to 25 law professionals from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Public Security, National Assembly et al.

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Workshop – The National Institute of Justice

A two-day workshop on teaching methodology was given by ILSTA 22-23 October for trainers of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). Attendants included 25 teachers, both permanent lecturers and guest speakers of the NIJ and focused on learner-centered teaching methodology. NIJ is responsible for training future Judges, Prosecutors and members of the Lao Bar Association.

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2015 Open Lectures

Welcome to Open Lectures given at the Faculty of Law and Political Science, National University of Laos. All lectures are open to Law professionals, teachers, students and others with an interest in Law. Lecture series calendar

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Open Lecture – Rule of Law

An Open Lecture on Rule of Law (RoL) was given by Mr. Erik Häggqvist, Director of ILSTA, on 20 October 2015. The lecture provided an overview of the concept Rule of Law. Laos has committed to establish RoL by 2020 – it was discussed what will be needed to achieve this objective. What commitments have […]

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