Sunday, June 10, 2012

Laos gets a civil code

Good news from Vientiane Times today:
Laos is drafting a civil code that will embody civic affairs in various laws, which will benefit the public by systematically categorising those laws that most affect them. This will be the first code ever to be enacted in Laos to develop a complex set of laws to facilitate national socio-economic development and poverty reduction. Minister of Justice Mr Chaleun Yiapaoher made the comment last Friday at the first seminar on the drafting of the civil code, supported by JICA's legal project. He said the enactment of the civil code would help to strengthen the Lao legal system, building legal understanding and raising public awareness of such matters.
That could mean that foreigners actually can go to a Lao court with at least a small chance to see justice...

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