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  1. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (No. 13/2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-05-15 | LAO-2017-L-107516

  2. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Data Protection Law, 2017 (No. 12/2017). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2017-05-12 | LAO-2017-L-107518

  3. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Competition Law (No. 60/2015). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2015-07-14 | LAO-2015-L-107519

    This Law determines principles, regulations and measures for managing and monitoring the competition in business activities in order to make such competition lawful, fair, transparent, flexible and equal, and aims to prevent and counter the unfair competition and the restriction of the business competition as well as to protect rights and interests of the State, business operators and consumers, which contributes to regional and international integration, and the expansion and sustainability of the national socio-economic development.

  4. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Resistance and Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children Law, 2014 (Law No. 56/NA of 2014). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-12-23 | LAO-2014-L-100542

  5. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Adoption of Children Decree (No. 194 of 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2014-06-18 | LAO-2014-R-96469

  6. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree of the President of the LPDR on the Promulgation of the Labour Law (No. 068/P).

    Adoption: 2014 | LAO-2014-R-97113

  7. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Labour Law, 2013 (No. 43/NA) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-24 | LAO-2014-L-96369

    This law defines the principles, regulations and measures on administration, monitoring, labour skills development, recruitment, and labour protection in order to enhance the quality and productivity of work in society, so as to ensure the transformation to modernization and industrialization aimed at safeguarding the rights of employees and employers, as well as the legitimate interests and the continual improvement of their livelihoods, while contributing to the promotion of investment, national socio-economic development, and regional and international links.

    SECTION I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
    SECTION II - LABOUR SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
    Chapter 1 - Labour Skills Development System
    Chapter 2 - Labour Skills Development Courses
    Chapter 3 - Skills Standards
    Chapter 4 - Labour Skills
    SECTION III - RECRUITMENT PROMOTION
    Chapter 1 - The Recruitment System
    Chapter 2 - Creation of Employment Opportunities
    Chapter 3 - Domestic Recruitment Services
    Chapter 4 - Overseas Recruitment Services
    Chapter 5 - Importation of Foreign Labour
    Chapter 6 - Establishment and Dissolution of Recruitment Service Enterprises
    SECTION IV - LABOUR PROTECTION
    Chapter 1 - Labour Regulations
    Chapter 2 - Night Work and Night Shifts
    Chapter 3 - Internal Regulations of Labour Units
    Chapter 4 - Lao Labour Working Abroad
    Chapter 5 - Foreign Labour in Laos
    Chapter 6 - Social Insurance
    SECTION V - EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS
    Chapter 1 - Employment Contracts
    Chapter 2 - Termination and Expiration of Employment Contracts
    SECTION VI - EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN AND YOUTHS
    Chapter 1 - The Employment of Women
    Chapter 2 - The Use of Youth Employees
    SECTION VII - SALARY AND WAGES
    Chapter 1 - Determining Salaries and Wages
    Chapter 2 - Protection of Benefits in Wages or Salary
    Chapter 3 - Overtime and Holiday Pay
    SECTION VIII - LABOUR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
    Chapter 1 - Protection of Labour Safety and Health
    Chapter 2 - Labour Accidents and Occupational Diseases
    SECTION IX - MIGRANT LABOUR
    SECTION X - LABOUR FUND
    SECTION XI - INFORMATION ON LABOUR
    SECTION XII - PROHIBITIONS
    SECTION XIII - RESOLUTION OF LABOUR DISPUTES
    SECTION XIV - TRIPARTITE ORGANIZATION
    Chapter 1 - The Labor Administration Agency
    Chapter 2 - Agencies Representing Employers
    Chapter 3 - Agencies Representing Employees
    Chapter 4 - Bargaining and Collective Labour Contracts
    SECTION XV - THE LABOUR INSPECTION AGENCY AND LABOUR INSPECTION
    SECTION XVI - POLICIES TOWARDS PERSONS WITH OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS AND MEASURES AGAINST VIOLATORS
    SECTION XVII - FINAL PROVISIONS

  8. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Resolution of the National Assembly of the Lao People┐s Democratic Republic on the Approval of the Labor Law (Amended) (No. 21/NA).

    Adoption: 2013-12-24 | LAO-2013-R-97114

  9. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Juvenile Criminal Procedure Law (No. 41). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2013-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-21 | LAO-2014-L-96472

    Promulgated by Law No. 059 of 28/1/2014.

  10. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Law, 2012 (No. 17). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-07-10 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-21 | LAO-2012-L-96473

    The Law is Promulgated by Law No. 256 of 1/8/2012. This Law Repeals Law No. 01 of 2004.

  11. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    The Promotion of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Law (No. 011/NA). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-12-21 | LAO-2011-L-96476

  12. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree on International Non-Government Organization (No. 013 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-01-08 | Date of entry into force: 2014-05-28 | LAO-2010-R-96470

  13. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree on the Management and Utilization of Official Development Assistance (No. 75/PM). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-03-20 | LAO-2009-R-89796

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Rights and Duties of the Government, Ministries, Agencies and Local Administration in the Management of the ODA
    Chapter III - Implementation of ODA Programs and Projects
    Chapter IV - Final Provisions

  14. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on Enterprises, 2005 (No. 11/NA) (Promulgated by Decree No. 29/PO of 9 December 2005). - English translation

    Adoption: 2005-11-09 | LAO-2005-L-81054

    Determines the principles, procedures and measures for the incorporation, operation and management of enterprises in the Lao People's Democratic Republic with the aims of promoting production, business and services in all economic sectors to develop the workforce engaged in production and production relationships, and or promoting national socio-economic growth to contribute to national development and improvement of the livelihood of the multi-ethnic people.

  15. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Law (No. 12 of 2005). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-11-09 | Date of entry into force: 2014-02-21 | LAO-2005-L-96475

    This Law was promulgated by Law No. 142 of 9 December 2005.

  16. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Anti-Corruption Law, 2005 (No. 45/PO). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-05-25 | LAO-2005-L-89795

    Provides measures to prevent corruption within the State.

  17. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on the Promotion of Foreign Investment, 2004 (No. 11/NA) (Promulgated by Decree No. 73/PO of 15 November 2004). - English translation

    Adoption: 2004-10-22 | LAO-2004-L-81059

    Defines the principles, regulations and measures regarding the promotion, protection and management of foreign investment in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, with the aim of enhancing relationships and economic cooperation with foreign countries, enhancing the utilisation of financial resources and knowledge to increase production capacity for the purpose of industrialisation and progressive modernisation as well as to contribute to gradually improving the people's living conditions, and to strengthen and to develop the country.

  18. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on Civil Procedure (No. 02/NA). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-05-17 | LAO-2004-L-95115

    The Law on Civil Procedure defines in detail the principles, regulations and court procedures for solving civil disputes, commercial disputes, family disputes and juvenile disputes in a manner consistent with the reality, laws and justice, with the following aims: protecting the socio-economic regime, [protecting] the property rights of the State and collectives, and the legitimate rights and interests of organisations, enterprises and citizens; enhancing the use of legislation; eliminating and preventing the violation of laws; educating the citizenry to strictly respect and implement the laws; and creating conditions for citizens to contribute to the national socio-economic development.

  19. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Law (No. 01/NA). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2004-05-15 | LAO-2004-L-81033

    Defines the principles, regulations and measures for criminal procedures.

  20. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on the People's Courts (No. 05/PSA). - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 2003-10-21 | LAO-2003-L-86359

    Regulates the People's Courts which are to adjudicate cases and provide sentences for offenders.

  21. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Constitution

    Decree of the President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic on the Promulgation of the Amended Constitution of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (No. 25/NA). - Constitution on-line Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 2003-05-06 | LAO-2003-C-75481

    Makes a large number of amendments to the Constitution, in particular article 21 which states "The State attaches great importance to the development of the economy in conjunction with cultural and social development by giving priority to human resource development." See also article 27 concerning the development of skilled labour, article 28 concerning social security, article 29 concerning rights of women, as well as article 39 concerning the right to work.

  22. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Environmental Protection Law, 1999 (No. 02-99/NA) (Promulgated by Decree No. No. 09/PO of 26 April 1999). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1999-04-03 | LAO-1999-L-81050

    Specifies necessary principles, regulations and measures for managing, monitoring, restoring1 and protecting the environment in order to protect human health, including the protection of natural resources and the richness of nature, and to ensure the sustainable socio-economic development of the nation.

  23. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act No. 002/NA of 14 March 1994 concerning Labour - Unofficial English translation

    Adoption: 1994-03-14 | LAO-1994-L-37325

    Comprised of 15 Chapters and 63 Articles. Chapter 1 provides for general principles such as non-discrimination, equal remuneration, freedom of association and restriction of forced labour. Chapter 2 concerns labour management rules. Chapter 3 regulates labour contracts and termination of employment. Chapter 4 deals with working hours and rest periods. Chapter 5 provides for work rules and Chapter 6 governs female and child labour. Chapters 7 and 8 regulate salaries or wages and guarantee of salaries or wages. Chapter 9 deals with income tax and social security. Chapters 10 and 11 concern labour protection and occupational accidents. Chapter 12 provides for retirement pensions and allowances. Chapter 13 regulates settlement of labour disputes. Chapters 14 and 15 deal with matters such as contravention of the Labour Act and regulations on the implementation of the Labour Act.

  24. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law on the Promotion and Management of Foreign Investment in the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

    Adoption: 1994-03-14 | Date of entry into force: 1994-06 | LAO-1994-L-50954

    Provides for foreign investment, joint venture investment, taxes, and obligations of investors. S.11 stipulates that foreign investors give priority to Lao citizens in hiring and upgrade the skills of Lao employees through training.

  25. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Family Registration Law, 1992 (No. 03/PSA) (Promulgated by Decree No. No. 21/PO of 6 April 1992). - English translation

    Adoption: 1991-12-30 | LAO-1991-L-81051

    Defines regulations relating to the registration of family books, births, disappearances, deaths, marriages, divorces, adoptions, acknowledgments of paternity, changes in first name or surname, changes in residence, and the building or dismantling of homes, in order to facilitate State agencies in their administration of citizens and to ensure security and public order.

  26. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution - French translation Constitution on-line

    Adoption: 1991-08 | LAO-1991-C-75323

  27. Lao People's Democratic Republic - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Law, 1989. - English translation

    Adoption: 1989-11-23 | Date of entry into force: 1990-01-09 | LAO-1989-L-73668

    GENERAL PART (Arts. 1-50)
    Chapter I - General principles
    Chapter II - Context of the penal Law's effectiveness
    Chapter III - Infractions and offenders
    Chapter IV - Exemption of penal liabilities
    Chapter V - Penalties
    Chapter VI - Prescription of penalties
    Chapter VII - Circumstantial causes conducive to the exemption of penalties and conditional liberation before term
    Chapter VIII - The Court's sanctions on re-education and medical treatment

    SPECIFIC PART (Arts. 51-162)
    Section I - Offences against national security and social orderliness
    Section II - Offences against the life, health and honour of a person
    Section III - Offences against civil rights and freedom (includes offences with respect to the trade of persons - Art. 92).
    Section IV - Offences against State and collective ownership
    Section V - Offences against personal property
    Section VI - Breach of marital and family relationships and of customs
    Section VII - Economic infractions
    Section VIII - Breach of civil servants' responsibilities
    Section IX - Breach of the administration and judiciary Regulations


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