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20110124 UNESCAP Lao PDR


20110124 UNESCAP Lao PDR

This paper aims to provide an overview of the existing domestic legislative measures on disability in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and to assess such measures in light of harmonization with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It identifies issues and obstacles in harmonizing Lao domestic legislative measures with the CRPD and highlights the planned actions to achieve harmonization. The participation of persons with disabilities in the process of harmonization is also discussed. In the conclusion, recommendations for actions by the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic are proposed.