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Official Gazette

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Building an equal relationship between the State and citizens Building an equal relationship between the State and citizens
Rule-of-law institutions of citizens and of the state are part of a rule-of-law state. The history of building rule-of-law states around the world shows that in order to successfully build rule-of-law institutions of the state, it is a must to simultaneously establish, or even give priority to establishing, rule-of-law institutions of citizens.
Improving the legal system is lawyers own need Improving the legal system is lawyers’ own need
On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnamese lawyers (October 10, 1945-2017), lawyer Phan Trung Hoai, Vice President of the Vietnam Bar Association, shared his opinion on this issue with Phap Luat Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh City Law newspaper).
Social network management in the coming time Social network management in the coming time
The current number of social network users in Vietnam is estimated at about 35 million, accounting for 37 percent of the entire population, with the average daily time they spend on social networks reaching two hours and 18 minutes. Besides their positive aspects, social networks pose not a few challenges directly affecting the social environment and community interests, even national security. Therefore, seeking appropriate solutions to managing social networks in the new situation which conform with international practices and suit the particular conditions of Vietnam, thus turning challenges into opportunities, is one of the top priorities of the country today.
ASEAN capital transaction liberalization: impacts on investment activities in Vietnam ASEAN capital transaction liberalization: impacts on investment activities in Vietnam
This article analyzes two issues: (i) How far AEC has gone in the roadmap to achieve the purpose of capital transactions liberalization and (ii) impacts of the commitments within the AEC regarding capital transaction liberalization on Vietnam’s law on foreign exchange management and on investment activities.
Legal requirements for information disclosure and transparency in the equitization of SOEs Legal requirements for information disclosure and transparency in the equitization of SOEs
According to a government report, during 2011-15, 508 SOEs were equitized. The speed of equitizing big SOEs has been recognized to increase significantly over the past five years. As of October 2016, there remained 718 companies in which the State held 100% of charter capital. For the period from 2016 to 2020, the Government has identified enterprises where the State holds 100% of capital and dominant shares, including those operating in key industries, important geographical areas, and security and defense fields, applying high technologies, requiring large-scale investment and creating socio-economic impetus that lack investment from other sources.
Legal requirements for information disclosure and transparency in management of state-owned enterprises Legal requirements for information disclosure and transparency in management of state-owned enterprises
SOEs are holding key industries and sectors of the economy, such as construction, transport, oil and gas, communication, telecommunications, and production of industrial and consumable goods. As of October 2016, there were in total 718 enterprises in which the State holds 100% of the charter capital. SOEs hold not only key industries and sectors but also large resources.
Legal framework on anti-corruption responsibility of businesses in Vietnam Legal framework on anti-corruption responsibility of businesses in Vietnam
Over the past few years, enterprises have not only been the “victims” of corruption, power abuse and harassment caused by persons with higher positions and/or power, but also the “cause” of corruption. Many enterprises seek to give bribes to public cadres and civil servants in order to obtain certain business or profit making advantages.
Gender analysis a must for each law and policy proposal: foreign expert Gender analysis a must for each law and policy proposal: foreign expert
Vietnam Law and Legal Forum has an interview with Mr. Jacob Gammaelgaard, Director of the NLD Project, about the implementation of the revised Law on Promulgation of Legal Normative Documents, which created an important basis for improving the country’s lawmaking process.
Vietnamese aquatic exporter scores a significant victory at US court Vietnamese aquatic exporter scores a significant victory at US court
Vietnamese leading aquatic producer and exporter CASEAMEX - Can Tho Import-Export Joint Stock Company in January won a significant victory at the US Court of International Trade, in an appeal filed against the US Department of Commerce in the anti-dumping proceeding on fish fillet exports from Vietnam.
Vietnam needs a unified legal framework against natural disasters and climate change Vietnam needs a unified legal framework against natural disasters and climate change
Over the recent years, big and abnormal natural disasters, including typhoon, flood, flash flood, drought, whirlwind, etc., have appeared more frequently and complicatedly in Vietnam, causing unprecedented serious consequences.

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