June 30, 2014
The Japan International Cooperation Agency and the government of Laos signed an agreement June 2 to begin the second phase of a project that aims to bring greater consistency to the application and implementation of the law in Laos.
A lack of such consistency is thought to have limited foreign investment and economic growth in the country.
JICA will begin Phase 2 of the Project for Human Resource Development in the Legal Sector in July 2014. The goals of Phase 2 are to improve the capacity of the Laotian government to do legal drafting work, implement and enforce laws and teach the law, and to improve access to legal information for government officials and citizens. The project will begin July 11 and will last until July 10, 2018.
Phase 1 of the project began in 2010 and will end July 10. It aimed at theory and practice for institutions, officials and lecturers in the legal and justice sector and on legal education.
*The contents of this story is a summary of a press release published by the JICA Laos office. For the original story, please see below.