The ICJ has made a stakeholder submission for the second cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Lao’s compliance with international human rights.
In January/February 2015, the Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the UPR will consider the situation of human rights in Lao’s People’s Democratic Republic. Ahead of the Working Group’s review, the ICJ has made a submission in which it has identified suggested recommendations concerning:
- Lao’s failure to implement its obligations under international law in cases of enforced disappearances; and
- Lao’s party status to and engagement with international human rights instruments and mechanisms.
The recommendations of the UPR Working Group will be considered, alongside Lao’s acceptance or otherwise of those recommendations, during the Human Rights Council’s 29th regular session in June 2015.AdvocacyLegal submissions