IPU-132 adopts Hanoi Declaration at closing session

The 132nd Assembly of the Inter- Parliamentary Union (IPU-132) and related meetings closed on April 1 in Hanoi with the adoption of the Hanoi Declaration.

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Under-18 defendant Le Van Luyen at the January 10, 2012 hearing for a particularly serious murder case in Bac Giang province__Photo: Doan Tan/VNA

Requirements on the founding of juvenile court in Vietnam

In reality, the courts, especially at the district level, have not paid due attention to training their judges in adjudicating skills and knowledge for dealing with cases of juvenile crime.

Society & Law

Son La province’s Moc Suong farm workers pick Kim Tuyen tea leaves for export to Taiwan__Photo: Dieu Chinh Toi/VNA

New concept of socialist-oriented market economy introduced

After 30 years of renewal, the economy of Vietnam operating under the socialist-oriented market mechanism has emerged from ages of stagnancy but still needs a uniform perception.

Legal Tips For Expats

Use of foreign driver licenses in Vietnam

Foreigners who have driver licenses granted by foreign authorities and wish to drive motor vehicles in Vietnam have to change such licenses into Vietnamese driver licenses.

Legal Updates

Decree No. 30/2015/ND-CP is expected to help Vietnam improve its legal framework for selecting investors of PPP and land-using projects__Photo: VNA

PPP project investor selection guided

With a view to further attracting investment from Vietnamese and foreign investors in public projects, the Government issued a Decree detailing the Bidding Law on investor selection.


Pongour waterfall in Lam Dong province__Photo: Internet

Shaping new institutions on water governance for Vietnam

It is obvious that the institution and organizational structure of water resources management in general and water governance in particular in our country have been step by step renewed.

Law Guide

Revised Law on Social Insurance

The revised Law on Social Insurance aims to improve social insurance policies and ensure equality in the payment of social insurance premiums and enjoyment of social insurance benefits.

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.

In the Pipeline

Rubber plantation plan of Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group in Laos__Photo: nld.com.vn

Draft decree facilitates offshore investment

Vietnamese investors could transfer foreign currency abroad to cover initial expenses of their outward investment projects before they are granted offshore investment registration certificates.


Costumes of the Hre__Photo: Internet

The Hre

The Hre live mostly in the central province of Quang Ngai with a population of nearly 127,500.


Farmers harvest litchi fruits in Thanh Ha district, Hai Duong province__Tran Viet/VNA

Hai Duong strives to contribute more to national growth

Located 60 kilometers to the east of Hanoi and in the center of the northern key economic region, Hai Duong, a Red River delta province, borders six provinces.

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