Two Laotian lecturers, Mr Bounleuth XAPHAKDY and Mr Somsack HONGVICHIT, were welcomed by the University of Luxembourg for a two-month research stay in May and June 2019. Soon after their arrival, the lecturers had to present their intended research topic at an event organised by Uni.lu Doctoral School of Law (DSL). They had the chance to receive feedbacks from law professors and to meet other PhD students.
They attended a number of seminars and conferences at the FDEF, made use of the University of Luxembourg facilities’ in particular the e-library. They also had time to discuss in-depth their paper with law professors acting as their mentor and other researchers. Both are currently drafting their research paper under the supervision of the Liaison officer, which will support them to publish it in a peer-reviewed law journal in English. Both studies are very relevant and topical for Laos: Mr HONGVICHIT is working on « The development of an enforcement mechanism under the former European Economic Community Treaty: what lessons for the ASEAN?” and Mr XAPHAKDY on the “Critical Analysis of the Legal Framework for Combating Corruption in Lao PDR”.