Team Profiles

Pavina Thephithuck (Pa)

Lawyer /  Laos Country Manager

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  • Pavina Thephithuck is a Lawyer/Laos Country Manager at BABSEACLE a not-for-profit organizations and also a member of the Lao Bar Association Which is Based in Lao PDR helping to foster Clinical Legal Education (CLE) in Lao PDR. Partnering with Faculty of Law and Political Science(FLP), National University of Laos, Faculty of Law and Administrative (FLA), Champasak University, National Institute of Justice (NIJ Ministry of Justice Lao PDR in developing Law Professing on “knowledge, skill and value”. She started he career as a Legal Fellow support the FLPCLE Programme in 2013 by joining BABSEACLE to present to further passion to help to foster access to justice and create the culture of a Pro Bono heart & Mind to all Law profession and other to take another step forward toward in becoming the Rule of Law in Laos. Through different project such as “Bringing Justice Closer to Women Suffering from Gender-Based Violence” under the EIDHR grant and Increase Capacity of University, Law School Course and In House Clinic to supplement Legal Aid Services in Laos” Development and Strengthening of Clinical Legal Education (CLE) at NUOL FLP, FLA, NIJ and Other Legal Educational Support Initiatives under Laos Legal Aid Support Project Supported by The Legal Aid Support Program, is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Asia Foundation. Strengthening Access to Justice in Lao PDR. Under The Citizen Engagement for Good Governance, Accountability and the Rule of Law Program(CEGGA) implemented by GIZ funded by EU, Germany.

Vilasone Xaipanya (Ju)

Lawyer / Laos Country Deputy Manager

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Vilasone joined the BABSEACLE Laos team in 2019, having previously been an active student volunteer in the NUOL Faculty of Law & Political Science’s CLE program from 2016. His experience as a CLE volunteer inspired his passion for pro bono work, community teaching and helping others. Now as a Programme Coordinator and legal trainer for BABSEACLE, he works closely with the National Institute of Justice and its regional branches to strengthen the CLE goals and improve access to justice for the community. Vilasone enjoys learning new knowledge about different areas of law, through participating in trainings and workshops, and then applying these in his work. He has a vision for Laos to move forward with justice and equality and strongly believes that he can help to make this happen.

Malysa Phetrasy (Poupe)

Senior Accountant / Finance Administrative Officer

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Malysa Phetrasy (Poupe) is the team’s Accountant / Finance Administrative officer. She holds an MBA in Banking and Finance (from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, Malaysia), Bachelor of Business Administration (from the Lao-American College), and Bachelor of Marketing Management (from Rattana Business Administration College) She is friendly but hard working and loves learning new things through volunteering for various organisations and joining many training opportunities such as those held by MOFA Singapore, SNV, EUROEAID etc. She is experienced in many fields, in particular: Lao accounting, taxation, office administration and marketing. Prior to joining BABSEACLE, Poupe was the Accounting Manager for a Singapore Law firm. At BABSEACLE, she is responsible for monitoring the financial progress of projects, approving expenses, investigating variances, progress financial reporting, supporting auditors and preparing financial reports, office administration and taxation. In addition, she also supports the team to fulfill the necessary tasks of all projects. She believes in Justice and is proud to be a part of the great team at BABSEACLE that enhances legal knowledge and legal services to the disadvantaged, to expand justice and bring peace to our region.

Latthida Kitiyavong (Nana)

CLE Project Coordinator Vientiane

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Latthida Kitiyavong is the Laos CLE Project Coordinator for Vientiane. Latthida joined the BABSEACLE Laos team in 2020. Before she joined the BABSEACLE, she worked in HR management at a Japanese company. She graduated with a Bachelor Degree from Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, National University of Laos, majoring in Business Law. While studying, she was a CLE volunteer between 2016 to 2018 and undertook a variety of community outreach activities such as: law dissemination at the Somsanga Drug Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre; interviewing community members in Champasak Province for a baseline study on knowledge of gender-based violence; ‘Stop Gender-Based Violence’ campaign and awareness raising in Xiengkhuang Province and Vientiane Capital. She loves to learn and is always keen to experience new things (whatever the experience) through volunteering and joining training, seminar opportunities and local / regional conferences. Latthida is fluent in Japanese and is one of only 2 students who successfully completed the pilot 4-year Law joint program between Nagoya University (Japan) and the National University of Laos.

Phimphimon Kitnavong (Eve)

Project Assitant


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Phimphimon Kitvavong joined BABSEACLE in September 2021 as a Bookkeeper. she had more than 3 years of working experience in accounting in the company. Before joining BABSEACLE from September 2018 to August 2021, she worked part-time as an interviewer on some projects in Indochina Research, and then she worked in the import-export company as an accountant.

She graduated from the National University of Laos, Faculty of law and Political Science (FLP), Majoring in Civil Law, while studying, she was a member of the Anti-Drug Group, Debate group in FLP, also be assistant of teachers in the Civil Law department and during the period of study, she also worked as an Assistant Manager for more 2 years. She happy to learn new experiences from the workplace and social life. However, she’ll constantly improve herself.

Sengnarin Sirivong (Cherry)

Project Assistant

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Cherry joined the BABSEACLE Laos team in May 2021. In her role as Project Assistant. She loves to learn and improve knowledge for herself and work improvement to get better.

She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Law and Political Science, National University of Laos, Majoring in Administrative Law. While studying, she was a member of debate group of Faculty of Law and Political Science, National University of Laos, Volunteer in Library at Faculty of Law and Political Science., Participation on AICHR Youth Debate on Human Right 2016 in Malaysia, Participation in YALPI Young ASEAN Leaders Policy Initiative 2018 in Thailand, she has done an internship at President Palace.

Sengphachan Phorlasim (Nui)

Legal fellow

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Nui joined the BABSEACLE Laos team in February 2021. In her role as Legal fellow. Before she joined the BABSEACLE, she was an Assistant Manager since 2020.
She had graduated from the University of Laos, majoring in Political Sciences at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences. She has done volunteer work as a member of the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences – Debate Group since 2015. She had done an internship at Presidential Palace. She loves to learn and ready in new experience things and love to work and coordinate with many people.

Mitsalin Sonepaseuth (Lin)

Part-time Translator

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Mitsalin Sonepaseuth is a part-time translator at BABSEACLE.
She joined BABSEACLE Laos as a translator and project assistant for a short term in 2019 then received a scholarship from European Union to be an exchange student at Uppsala University, Sweden in 2020. After that, she came back to the team again as our part-time translator in 2021.
Before starting working, she held a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in International Relations from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, the National University of Laos in 2019. During her university life, she earned a lot of experience in volunteering and exchange programs abroad. Referring to her volunteer background, she was a member of the FLP debate group since 2014 and became the president of this group who played an important role in debate training, planning activities, including facilitating coordination between the group members and the support donors to implement the group´s action plan from 2017 to 2019. Apart from that, she was one of the ambitious candidates for a hunting scholarship both regional and internationally. She received her first scholarship to study abroad by the Korean government under the GKS Exchange Program in 2016 which introduced her to explore deeper in Korean culture and foreign policy.  Following, the scholarship from the US Departments of State during the mid-2019 allowed her to visit Montana and other three states for enhancing her knowledge of American foreign policy and strategy to respond to environmental issues. As one of the young women who are passionate about development and international cooperation, she has a strong commitment to pursue her home country to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal number 16 to strengthen the better providing of access to the justice system and ensure that individuals’ civil rights will be protected in the face of the law.