Draft law focuses on children’s rights

The Law on Child Protection, Care and Education would be revised toward better guaranteeing children’s rights.

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Vietnam Month In Review

The 9th session of the XIIIth National Assembly opens on May 20 in Hanoi__Photo: Pham Kien/VNA

Raft of bills to be passed at the NA’s session

Eleven bills and a resolution on the 2016 law- and ordinance-making program are scheduled to be approved at the 9th session of the XIIIth National Assembly (NA) that convened on May 20 in Hanoi.


Six defendants being former police officers at the hearing for their crime of using corporal punishment in Phu Yen province __Photo: Xuan Trieu/VNA

General orientations for revision of procedural laws

Revisions to the Civil Procedure Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Administrative Procedure Law will be considered and passed this year by the legislative body.

Legal Tips For Expats

Birth registration for children of inter-country families

a child either of whose parents is a Vietnamese citizen at the time of his/her birth and the other is a foreign national has the Vietnamese nationality if so agreed in writing by his/her parents.

Legal Updates

An Dong Bridge spanning Dinh river in Ninh Thuan province are funded with the Government bond and other capital sources__Photo: Danh Lam/VNA

Control over outstanding debt settlement in capital construction to be tightened

All outstanding debts in capital construction arising after December 31, 2014, would be settled in accordance with the law on public investment and current regulations.


20 years U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relationship: Small Steps to Big Game

This year marks a two-decade anniversary of the U.S.-Vietnam diplomatic relationship. In retrospect, it is a long way between the two nations which used to be former foes in a bloody war.

Law Guide

New Law on Civil Status

Taking effect January 1 next year, the new Law on Civil Status (the Law) will guarantee harmony among the legal frameworks on civil status, family records and citizen identity.

History & Law

Statue of King Ly Thai To (founder of Vietnam’s Ly dynasty) in Hanoi__Photo: VNA file

Safeguarding of territorial waters under Ly and Tran dynasties

Ancient Vietnam under the name of “Dai Viet” and the rule of two feudal dynasties of Ly and Tran managed a vast marine space, having established the national sovereignty over its territorial waters.


Bru-Van Kieu girls at a cultural festival of ethnic groups of Quang Tri province __Photo: Internet

The Bru-Van Kieu

The Bru-Van Kieu, a Mon-Khmer language group, live mostly in mountainous areas of the central provinces of Quang Tri, Quang Binh and Thua Thien Hue with a population of around 74,500.


A corner of Bai Lu resort (Nghe An province) __Photo: Internet

Nghe An province: vast, attractive and hospitable

Nghe An is the largest province and the fourth most populous locality in the country, following Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Thanh Hoa province.

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