Law and judiciary

Govt mulls plans to minimise impacts of pandemic

Economic issues, particularly ways to strengthen the economy while minimising the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, are among the most important issues being discussed at a government meeting which began in Vientiane on Thursday.The meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, is being attended by ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Laos’ human development improves slightly, remains at 137 out of 189 countries, territories

The Human Development Report ranks countries based on the Human Development Index (HDI) which measures average achievement on three basic aspects of human development, life expectancy, education, and per capita income.Keep reading   ...


General election scheduled for February

(Vientiane Times)- The election of members of the National Assembly’s 9th legislature and the 2nd Provincial/Capital People’s Councils (PC) will take place on February 21, 2021, according to the National Election Committee (NEC).Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Spokesperson for the NEC Dr Somphou ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Nation reaffirms commitment to good governance, rule of law

Laos will continue to work with its development partners to enhance the capacity building of central and local law-making bodies to promote good governance, human rights, and the rule of law.Minister of Justice, Mr Xaysi Santivong made the remarks yesterday in his speech to open ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

NA to consider 23 laws next year

The National Assembly (NA) plans to consider 10 new laws and amend 13 existing laws next year as parliament steps up efforts to ensure Laos is governed by the rule of law.According to the Assembly’s work plan for 2020, which lawmakers approved at the close ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Central bank expects more investment in securities market

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Lao enterprises will find it easier to use the securities market as a platform to mobilise investment after the National Assembly approves the amended Law on Securities, according to the top official of the Bank of the Lao PDR.The central bank ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Laos: Govt partners in global war on drugs at airports

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government is working closely with international organisations to bolster the fight against illicit drugs at airports, through an interdiction task force.The issue is being discussed at the 9th Asean Airport Interdiction Task Force meeting taking place in Vientiane from November ...

Phomphong Laoin

Laos to have law on gender equality

Lao Women’s Union President, Dr Inlavanh Keobounphan, on Thursday asked the National Assembly to consider and approve a new law in support of gender equality.She presented a draft of the Law on Gender Equality for lawmakers to discuss and approve, saying the legislation was needed ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

New film law will strengthen Laos' movie industry: Culture minister

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Laos’ film industry will get a major boost in the coming years after the introduction of the Law on Film, according to the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Prof. Dr Kikeo Khaykhamphithoune.Prof. Dr Kikeo, who assumed the top post at ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Govt proposes amendment to Enterprise Bankruptcy Law in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government has asked the National Assembly to approve an amendment to the Law on Enterprise Bankruptcy, hoping that the change will improve the business climate in Laos.Minister of Justice Mr Xaysy Santivong on Tuesday presented a draft of the revised ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

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