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Decree provides measures to implement Law on Laws

Updated: 16:48’ - 20/05/2016
In spirit of the 2015 Law on Promulgation of Legal Documents (the Law) that prohibits agencies responsible for issuing legal documents detailing laws to authorize their subordinates to do so, the Government on May 14 issued Decree No. 34/2016/ND-CP detailing a number of articles of, and providing measures to implement, the Law.

Decree No. 34/2016/ND-CP is expected to limit the issuance of low-effect guiding documents by related ministries, sectors and localities__Photo: Internet

According to experts from the Ministry of Justice’s Department of General Affairs on Legislative Development, the Decree details in the most specific manner the Law’s articles and clauses so that they can be promptly enforced, thereby limiting the issuance of low-effect guiding documents by related ministries, sectors and localities.

The Decree, which consists of 189 articles arranged in 11 chapters, focuses on seven issues of the Law, including: assessment of impacts of policies; format and techniques of presentation of legal documents; Cong Bao (Official Gazette) and publication of legal documents; translation of legal documents into ethnic minority languages and foreign languages; examination and handling of legal documents; review and systemization of legal documents; and  resources for elaboration and promulgation of legal documents.

Decree No. 34 also details the policy-making process for making proposals on elaboration of legal documents, appraisal of proposals on elaboration of legal documents, making of lists of detailing documents, and appraisal of draft legal documents, among others.

This Decree will take effect on July 1, 2016.- (VLLF)

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