Country Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
Year 2005
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Article 171 of the Penal Law states that any person using physical violence and torture, or measures or other acts inconsistent with the laws, against suspects or prisoners during arrest, trial or serving of sentence shall be punished by three months to three years of imprisonment or re-education without deprivation of liberty and shall be fined from 300,000 Kip to 2,000,000 Kip.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/21/LAO/1 para 37


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