The 51 participants amongst others from the OSPP, the police, several courts, the Ministry of Foreign Affair (MOFA) and the Faculty of Law and Politics of the National University of Laos discussed about a feasible and adequate handbook for the extradition law. Through the handbook a consistent implementation of the statute through all authorities shall be enabled. The aim is to create equal rights throughout Laos, which is still lacking, and to abolish the inequitable and insecure legal situation for foreigners and agencies as well. Legal systems from different countries, like China and Vietnam, serve as example. Furthermore, it is considered in relation to international cooperation in transnational crime.
The participants mentioned that they appreciated the workshop. During the constructive discussions the participants with different workings backgrounds were engaged actively and brought suggestions from diverse perspectives in. They were able to exchange their experience and opinions and find appropriate solutions together.
Two of these workshops have already taken place in 2017, and one more is scheduled for October 2018. It is planned, to finalize and finish the handbook in 2019.