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Resources

UNODC
Expert Paper – A Brief Analysis of the Domestic Legal Frameworks in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam

Year: 2015

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Australian Institute of Criminology
Benevolent Harm: Orphanages, Voluntourism and Child Sexual Exploitation in Southeast Asia

Year: 2019

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ECPAT International
Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Southeast Asia

Year: 2016

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ECPAT International
Lao PDR – Country Monitoring Report

Year: 2017

ECPAT International
Global Study on Sexual Exploitation of Children in Travel and Tourism: Southeast Asia (2-page brief)

Year: 2016

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ECPAT International
Regional Overview: Sexual Exploitation of Children in Southeast Asia

Year: 2018

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News from Laos

Indicators

Age of Consent

Not Yet Assessed

Extraterritoriality & Extradition

No

Extraterritorial jurisdiction is provided for SEC related offences. It is unclear whether double criminality is required for extraterritoriality.
It is unclear whether extradition applies to SEC related offences in Laos. Double criminality is required.

SECTT Legal Checklist Laos, 2020

CSAM Definition

Not Yet Assessed

Background Check Required

No

There are no mandatory legal provisions for criminal background checks nor legislation prohibiting convicted sex offenders to hold positions involving or facilitating contact with children.

SECTT Legal Checklist Laos, 2020

National Commitments

Partial

Laos has ratified the CRC, the OPSC, the Trafficking Protocol, ILO Convention No. 182.

Laos has not ratified the OPIC, UNWTO Framework Convention on Tourism Ethics and the Council of Europe’s Lanzarote and Budapest Conventions.

SECTT Legal Checklist ASEAN, 2020

Child Advocacy Centers

Not Yet Assessed

SEC Police Unit

Not Yet Assessed

Protection Standards Travel and Tourism

Partial

There are no child protection standards for the travel and tourism industry in place but some special laws could be applicable in this regard.

SECTT Legal Checklist Laos, 2020

Public SEC Case Data

Not Yet Assessed

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