Appendix- Part B
ENVIRONMENT RELATED EXTRACTS FROM THE CONSTITUTIONS OF OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES
Constitution of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, August 15, 1991.
The State protects the inviolable rights and democratic freedoms of the people. All state organizations and functionaries must inform the people of and educate them in the policies, regulations and laws, and together with the people, to implement them in order to guarantee the legitimate rights and interests of the people. All acts of bureaucratism and harassment that can be detrimental to the honour, body, lives, conscience and property of the people are prohibited.
All organizations and citizens must protect the environment and natural resources: land, underground, forests, fauna, water sources and atmosphere.
Lao citizens have freedom of movement and residence as prescribed by law.
Lao citizens have the rights to lodge complaints and petitions and to propose ideas to relevant state organizations in connections with issues pertaining to the rights and interests of collectives or of their individuals.
Complaints, petitions and ideas of citizens must be considered for solutions as prescribed by law.
Lao citizens have freedom of speech, press, assembly; of associations and of demonstrations, which are not contrary to the law.
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