The year 2014 is the first year of implementing the new Constitution with many new provisions on the operation of the National Assembly. Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Uong Chu Luu grants Vietnam Law and Legal Forum an interview about legislative and external relation activities of the National Assembly in 2014 as well as orientations for 2015.
The new parliament house in Doc Lap street, Hanoi__Photo: Pham Kien/VNA
In 2014, the National Assembly passed a total of 29 laws and 11 resolutions, of which 18 laws were adopted at the 8th session - the highest number ever recorded. Could you brief on prominent results of legislative work in the last year, especially in the revision of the legal system in light of the new Constitution?
Legislative work is always regarded as a focus in the operation of the National Assembly, especially in 2014, the first year of implementing the new Constitution. It is also regarded as one of strategic breakthroughs toward creating socialist-oriented market economy institutions, building a law-ruled socialist state that respects, guarantees and protects human rights and citizens’ rights, carrying on judicial reform, strengthening national defense and security and pushing the international integration process in the spirit of the new Constitution. In 2014, an impressive number of laws were discussed and passed, reflecting a strong renewal in the National Assembly’s legislative work. Many of these laws are related to human rights, fundamental rights and obligations of citizens, further improvement of economic institutions, organization of the state apparatus, administrative and judicial reforms, education and training renewal, vocational training, science and technology and environment, assurance of social welfare, national defense, security and social order and safety, and promotion of international integration.
The National Assembly timely revised the Investment Law and the Enterprise Law toward guaranteeing the freedom of enterprise and equality among businesses of all economic sectors and specifying prohibited or restricted business sectors and trades, thus ensuring publicity and transparency.
The National Assembly also amended tax regulations, aiming to remove difficulties for businesses while ensuring state budget revenues...
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