Human rights

Civil and political rights

Customs brought up to speed on new IP information system in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Customs officials have gained an understanding of a new information system to protect intellectual property (IP) in the country as part of the Lao PDR-US International and Asean Integration (USAID LUNA II) project.Speaking at the launch of the new information system ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos-China counting on cooperation in statistics

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – China plans to support Laos in the field of statistics aiming to develop the capacity and knowledge of local government officials as part of a cooperation agreement between the two nations.China will first send statistical experts to Laos to enhance the ...

News Desk

New rules issued for Lao-foreign marriages

New guidelines have been issued advising foreign nationals of additional rules they must comply with if they wish to marry a Lao citizen.Minister of Home Affairs Mr Khammanh Souvileuth signed the guidelines on January 28, authorising home affairs officials to request several supporting documents from ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Laos, Luxembourg highlight cooperation in statistics development

The governments of both nations have highlighted ongoing implementation of the Lao PDR-Luxembourg Cooperation Project in Statistics (LLPS) in support of efforts by Laos to produce and disseminate high quality official statistics compliant with international standards.More ...

Phomphong Laoin

Overcoming a government crackdown on social media in Laos

Vientiane, Laos – Inside a packed lecture hall at the American Centre in the capital Vientiane, 60 National University of Laos students sit surrounded by framed posters featuring inspirational quotes by American icons Martin Luther King Jr, Maya Angelou and Steve Jobs.On the screen at the ...

Adam Bemma

Strengthen news delivery for a better future, media advised

The media has further to go in terms of improvement and development, and its personnel should bolster their skills at all levels to sustain high standards of journalism, the Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism has said.More ...

Times Reporters

Foreign media personnel welcome to register, report fatal flooding

Foreign media outlets and their personnel have sought to report the disastrous dam-failure-inflicted flooding from the ground in Attapeu province’s Sanamxay district. The interest comes as the rescue operation intensifies in the painstaking and exhausting search for any signs of those still missing. More ...

Somsack Pongkhao

Reporting, sharing false reports on floods violates Lao laws committee warns

The reporting and sharing of false information in the form of fake news reports or altered still or video images concerning the flooding in Attapeu province and any other localities across the country violates Lao laws, the National Ad Hoc Committee in charge of dealing ...

Vientiane Times

Northern dam collapse rumour under investigation

Officials in Luang Prabang province said at 1pm Saturday they would track down the person responsible for spreading fake information about the possible collapse of the under construction Nam Ou 2 hydroelectric dam. The news spread very quickly on various social media applications, causing readers ...

Souknilundon Southivongnorath

Laos’ Human Rights Report Considered By UN Treaty-body

(KPL) The Lao PDR’s delegation headed by Mr. Bounkeut Sangsomsack, Minister to the Prime Minister’s Office, Chairman of the National Steering Committee on Human Rights participated in the 123rd session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva on 11-12 July 2018 for the consideration of ...


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