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 […]
Dr. Somdeth Keovongsack who is a lecturer of the Business law department, Faculty of Law and Political Science, National University of Laos did his PhD on Intellectual Property rights. On 8 December he gave a lecture on the Enforcement of Intellectual Property rights in Lao PDR for app. 150 participants. The lecture included an overview […]
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 […]
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 […]
An open lecture on Criminal Liability of Legal Persons in Lao PDR was given by Mr. Bounlieng Vongsamphanh on 6 November 2015. Mr. Bounlieng is a teacher in the Criminal Law Department of the Faculty of Law and Political Science, National University of Laos and wrote about the topic when doing his MA at Thammasat […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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
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 […]