From 2016 Westminster Foundation for Democracy has been supporting the National Assembly of Laos and the newly established People’s Provincial Assemblies, through a programme funded by the UK embassy in Vientiane. Working with the Justice Committee to improve their representative function by engaging with citizens is a core element of the programme. The Justice Committee, with WFD support, is establishing a more effective system to manage responses to over 300 public petitions received each year.
Results and Activities
- Increased capacity of Members and staff of the National Assembly’s Justice Committee to exercise their new roles and powers.
- Enhanced understanding among Members and staff of the Law Committee and Justice Committee in legislative analysis and oversight.
- Increased public awareness of the role of the National Assembly Justice Committee.
Supporting the Justice Committee in Laos
Planned end: March 2018