There appears to be no legislation in place in Lao PDR which prohibits slavery, although article 40 of the Constitution affirms the right to freedom of movement.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Lao PDR which prohibits institutions and practices similar to slavery, although the 1990 Family Law prohibits forced marriage at article 3 and sets the minimum age for marriage at 18 years at article 9.
There appears to be no legislation in place in Lao PDR which prohibits servitude.
Provisions related to forced labour are found in the amended Labour Law which prohibits unauthorised use of forced labour at article 141 in conjunction with article 59, although penalties are limited to fines, suspension of licences and/or compensation. Forced labour may also form an element of the offence of trafficking under article 134 of the Penal Law and articles 24 and 49 of the Law on Development and Protection of Women
Provisions related to trafficking in persons are found in the Penal Law which criminalises trafficking in persons under article 134 and the 2004 Law on Development and Protection of Women which criminalises trafficking in women and children under articles 24 and 49.