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27 Nov 2023

Manushya Foundation

Laos: Manushya Foundation releases Parallel Report to assist CESCR in upcoming periodic report on Laos

"Money Over Lives, Lies Over the Truth: The State of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Laos", 23 November 2023

The purpose of this Parallel Report is to assist the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights(73 Pre-Sessional Working Group, 16 Oct 2023 - 20 Oct 2023) in its review of the Lao People Democratic Republic’s upcoming Periodic Report on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Lao PDR signed the CESCR on 7 December 2000 and ratified it on 13 February 2007.



I. The Plight of Indigenous Peoples


II. Land-grabbing in profit of businesses


III. Lack of Corporate Accountability