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Viengthavisone Thephachanh

August 30, 2018

Mr. Thephachanh is a member of the National Assembly for Savannakhet Province in Lao People’s Democratic Republic, where he is the Vice Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. He holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the National University of Singapore. Early in his career, as a junior officer assigned to the Committee on Economy Planning and Finance, he assisted in drafting legislations which sought to integrate the rule of law into the 1991 Constitution. During the late 1990s, he was closely involved with the preparation and modification of national legislation for Lao PDR’s integration into the ASEAN Community. Now as a Member of Parliament, Mr. Thephachanh is oversees the following initiatives: the development of policies and legislations concerning external relation, translation of provisions under international convention into national legislation, harmonization of laws between the ASEAN Member States, and consideration for ratification of international conventions, treaties, and agreements. In the field of human rights and democracy, he has participated in the preparation for the Universal Periodic Review of the Lao PDR before the United Nations Human Rights Commission.