An extensive program of judicial reform has been undertaken in Laos since 2007 by the government with the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). It is in this context that the Lao Bar Association, a young institution created in 1996, wished to strengthen the quality of the initial and ongoing training of its members and its own capacity to provide quality legal aid to the poorest.
ASF France and the Laos Bar Association have therefore envisaged a collaboration in various fields such as :
the initial and continuing training of lawyers
sharing of experience with foreign actors
exchange with other judicial actors
free access to justice for vulnerable populations
The first action launched in 2010 concerns the initial and continuing training of lawyers.