The International Law Project is a Joint Government of Lao PDR - UNDP initiative
implemented by the Department of Treaties and Law at The Ministry of Foreign
Affairs. The project receives generous financial contributions from The
Government of Finland and The European Union.
commenced in 2001 and expected completion is 2012.
There are three project phases. A cornerstone of Lao PDR's commitment to creating a functional legal
framework in line with integration into the
international legal system is the progressive
realization of basic human rights and the alignment
of domestic legal instruments.
- Phase I (2001 -
2005) Lao's capacities were developed to effectively negotiate, sign,
ratify and monitor international legal instruments.
- Phase II (2005 -
2008) Focused on harmonization with the domestic legal framework, treaty
implementation and international reporting obligation.
- Phase III (2009 -
2012) Will further enhance the participation of Lao PDR in the
international legal system by accelerating capacity development for the
implementation of international treaty and human rights obligations.
List of Multilateral Treaties to which the Lao PDR is a party
UN and other
Bilateral Treaties to which the Lao PDR is a
National Report of the Lao PDR under the Universal Periodic
- National Report (Lao,
Report of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review
Statement by H.E Mr. Phongsavath Boupha, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Head of the Lao Delegation at the Eight Session of the Human Rights Council
Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, 4 May 2010, Geneva,
UN Human Rights Council Adopts
Laos' UPR Outcome Report
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