Country
Year 2005
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description


Article 134 of the Penal Law states that any person who has committed an act of human trafficking shall be punished by imprisonment from five to ten years with a fine from 10.000.000 kip to 100.000.000 kip and shall be confiscated of assets as provided in Article 32 of present law.
In case of recidivism, organizing in group, involving child victims, involving more than one victim, involving victims who are relatives of the criminals themselves, or are seriously injured, disabled, or mentally impaired, the criminals shall be punished by imprisonment from fifteen to twenty years with a fine from 100.000.000 kip to 500.000.000 kip and assets shall be confiscated as provided in Article 32 of present law or face death penalty.
In case that the criminal act causes permanent disability, HIV/AIDS infection, or death, the criminal shall be sentenced to life imprisonment and fined from 500.000.000 kip to 1.000.000.000 kip and assets shall be confiscated, or sentenced to death penalty as prescribed in Article 32 of the Law on Development and Protection of Women.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/LAO/7 pg 19

 

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