Laos: Follow-up report on violations of civil and political rights submitted to United Nations Human Rights Committee

FIDH at the UN

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR) submitted their joint follow-up report to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (CCPR) to detail the government’s failure to take any steps towards the implementation of key recommendations made by the CCPR on enforced disappearances and participation in public affairs and the right to vote.

5 April 2024. The CCPR made such recommendations after the review of Laos’ initial report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) on 11-12 July 2018.

The joint FIDH-LMHR report also shows that, since July 2018, the government has taken measures that, in fact, reflect rejection of the recommendations made by the CCPR. As a result, FIDH and LMHR recommend the CCPR give the lowest grade (E) in its assessment of the government’s implementation of those two priority recommendations.

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