Lao People’s Democratic Republic’s Constitution of 1991 with Amendments through 2003

Judicial Independence

Article 82. The people’s courts make decisions in panels. In their adjudication, judges must be independent and strictly comply with the laws.

Attorney General’s Office

Article 86. The Office of the Public Prosecutor has the duty to monitor the implementation of the laws. The Office of the Public Prosecutor consists of: •The Office of the Supreme Public Prosecutor; •The Office of the Appellate Public Prosecutor; •The offices of the Public Prosecutor at provincial and city levels; •The offices of the Public Prosecutor at district level; [and] •The Office of the Military Prosecutor. The Office of the Public Prosecutor has the following rights and duties:1.To monitor the correct and uniform implementation of laws and regulations by all ministries, ministry-equivalent organisations, organisations attached to the government, the Lao Front for National Construction, mass organisations, social organisations, local administrations, enterprises, civil servants and citizens; [and]2.To exercise the right of public prosecution.

General Assembly

Judicial independence in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, October 14, 2022

Human Rights Council

Protection of lawyers against undue interference in the free and independent exercise of the legal profession, June 21, 2022

General Assembly

Participation of women in the administration of justice, October 13, 2021

Human Rights Council

Report on Impact and challenges of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic for independent justice, June 28, 2021

General Assembly

Report on Disciplinary Proceedings Against Judges, October 15, 2020

Human Rights Council

Report: Independence of Public Prosecutors, Corruption and Human Rights, July 13, 2020

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors

General Assembly - October 25, 2018

Report on Bar Associations