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Penal Law, 2005 [Lao PDR]

The role of the Penal Law is to safeguard the political, economic and social system of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the property of the State, collectives and individuals, the life, health, rights and freedom of the people, and the national security and public order; to counter and prevent offences; and to educate all citizens to respect the laws. In order to implement this role, this law defines certain acts as offences and subjects the perpetrator to penalties.

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Field Value
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Issuing agency/parties
  • Presidential Office
  • English
  • Lao
Formal type of document Law
  • Crime and law enforcement
  • Crimes
License Creative Commons Attribution
Copyright Unclear copyright
Status Adopted, validated, in effect
Adoption date/Enacted/Promulgation date/Signing date November 9, 2005
Effective/Enforced Date November 9, 2005
Publication reference Lao Official Gazette
Date uploaded June 18, 2018, 03:39 (UTC)
Date modified December 10, 2019, 08:14 (UTC)