Nearly 250 categories of compensation must be considered to ensure fair amounts are paid to those who lose land and crops to the mega-project.
They are accused of physical assault and detention, human trafficking, forcing people under 17 years of age to perform labor, and possessing illegal weapons.
Hundreds have returned home in recent weeks, amid fears of prosecution and exploitation.
Rights groups have slammed the harsh sentences handed down for Facebook posts criticizing the Lao government.
Seng Viyaketh denies that the timber, held after the 27 trucks carrying it to Vietnam were inspected at the border, belongs to her.
They say recommendations for the project by the Mekong River Commission do not go far enough.
They say he developed a pyramid scheme that defrauded stakeholders.
A legal expert suggests the country is rife with similar scams due to lax oversight.
Police deny his arrest, while a relative of the detained man asserts that authorities have him in custody.
Facilities that provide artificial insemination and surrogacy services are a new phenomenon in Laos, which has no laws or restrictions pertaining to them.
Lao officer sees no danger of armed conflict, while leaders say border demarcation discussions are advancing.
A relative says the three were sentenced in April after being held for more than a year.
Villagers complain they are not being provided with the means to make a living after their land is taken.
Fifty-year leases for concessions with casinos are ‘too long,’ he says.
Xaysana Keopimpha has been linked to celebrities, relatives of ex-Laos PM.
They will be shut down when their contracts expire, with no renewals allowed, provincial authorities say.
The company pays returns at high rates of interest and then suddenly stops, leading to owner's arrest.
Businessman was part of a major methamphetamine network in Southeast Asia operated by Xaysana Keophimpha, arrested in Thailand in January.
Many are refusing to move to a government-assigned relocation zone, calling the land unsuitable for farming.
The two countries recently extended cooperation on border issues, including drug running.
A businessman from Luang Prabang province buys the prime minister’s BMW for U.S. $160,000.
While working in Thailand, they had posted criticisms of Lao human rights abuses on Facebook, leading to their arrest.
The move was part of a crackdown that saw dozens arrested.
Vientiane wants to begin construction on the controversial project this year.
It’s unclear if the shooting was an accident, or a resumption of violence along the major road.
Drugs are helping fuel a separatist conflict in Thailand’s southern border region, observers say.
The increase in human trafficking for sex between the two nations raises concerns.
The apprehension of Xaysana Keopimpha is likely to lead to more arrests.
Authorities nab Khonpasong and two of his family members as they pass through Khammuane province after attending a wedding.
Citing pollution and worker concerns, Bokeo authorities take action against some Chinese producers.