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Sunday, May 27, 2018
New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights
Though promulgated in 2015, the new Criminal Procedure Code took effect on January 1, 2018, like the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017). This article browses specific changes in the Code designed to better protect human rights and citizens’ rights in criminal proceedings
An IP court in Vietnam needed: official An IP court in Vietnam needed: official
The establishment of an intellectual property (IP) court in Vietnam is in sight but has yet to be completed, a deputy chief inspector of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has said.
Notable changes in the new Penal Code at a glance Notable changes in the new Penal Code at a glance
This article summarizes significant changes in the 2015 Penal Code and its revisions in 2017, including penalizing commercial legal persons for committing certain crimes, scrapping the crime of illegally doing business, and criminally charging corruption-related offenders in the private sector.
IPR-related crimes under the Penal Code IPR-related crimes under the Penal Code
The Law Amending a Number of Articles of the 2015 Penal Code (the Code) tool effect on January 1, 2018. The new legal texts provide more drastic measures for IP rights holders and enforcement bodies to fight IP infringements in general and software piracy in particular.
Exclusive choice of court agreements under Vietnams Civil Procedure Code Exclusive choice of court agreements under Vietnam’s Civil Procedure Code
The 2015 Civil Procedure Code of Vietnam has for the first time provided for the right to choice of court agreement in cross-border litigation. This article points out that such provision is inadequate and needs specific guidance to ensure uniform understanding and application.
New legal mechanism to boost fight against customs-related crimes New legal mechanism to boost fight against customs-related crimes
Some new laws concerning the fight against crimes in the customs sector will take effect next year. This article introduces the provisions of these laws, highlighting the competence and duties of customs authorities.
Position-related crimes under the new Penal Code Position-related crimes under the new Penal Code
This article analyzes new provisions in the 2015 Penal Code concerning position-related crimes, which are expected to give more teeth to the fight against corruption in the country.
Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code
Under the recent universal periodic review, the United Nations Human Rights Council has appreciated the achievements recorded by Vietnam in realizing its commitments on human rights. It has also made hundreds of recommendations for Vietnam to better protect and guarantee human rights, 182 of which are accepted by the country. In criminal justice, 17 recommendations of the UNHRC are directly related to the formulation and revision of the 2015 Penal Code.
Legal status of foreigners in civil proceedings in Vietnam Legal status of foreigners in civil proceedings in Vietnam
The legal status of foreign entities in civil proceedings under Vietnamese law encompasses their civil procedure law capacity, civil litigation act capacity, and rights and obligations when participating in civil proceedings in Vietnam. In this article, foreign entities refer to foreigners, foreign agencies and organizations and their Vietnam-based branches and representative offices.
Salient amendments to the 2015 Penal Code Salient amendments to the 2015 Penal Code
At its 3rd session wrapped up last month, the National Assembly passed a law making a raft of amendments to the 2015 Penal Code with effect from early next year. More than 200 articles of the Code have been amended, one new article added and another removed. These amendments include not only corrections of technical errors but also many criminal justice policy changes. Below are the most prominent of them.

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