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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Tags: environmental protection
Environmental disputes in Vietnam: case studies from distributive and procedural justice perspectives Environmental disputes in Vietnam: case studies from distributive and procedural justice perspectives
Vietnam’s impressive industrialization and associated reduction in poverty has come at a high cost to the natural environment. According to the Environmental Performance Index, in 2016 Vietnam ranked in the top 10 countries with the worst air quality (Hsu A. et al., 2016).
Forestry Law to boost sustainable forest economy Forestry Law to boost sustainable forest economy
Composed of 108 articles arranged in 12 chapters, the Law on Forestry (the Law), which was passed in November last year, regulates the management, protection, development and exploitation of forests, along with the processing and trade of forest products.
Handling enterprises environmental violations in Vietnam: current situation and suggested solutions for better management Handling enterprises’ environmental violations in Vietnam: current situation and suggested solutions for better management
In recent years, the number of environmental violations committed by legal persons has been on the rise in Vietnam including the cases of Vedan, Sonadezi, Nicotex Thanh Thai, Hao Duong Leather Corporation, Tung Kuang Company, and the most recently the case of Formosa Steel Ha Tinh Company in 2016.
Justice sector seeks to improve legislation Justice sector seeks to improve legislation
At the arrival of New Year 2018, Deputy Minister of Justice Phan Chi Hieu grants an interview to Vietnam Law and Legal Forum on the Government’s legislative work and the Ministry’s key tasks in 2018.
Lawsuits can solve pollution disputes Lawsuits can solve pollution disputes
One way to resolve environmental disputes, especially between citizens and polluting businesses as witnessed in recent times, is through litigation.
NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session
At the National Assembly’s fourth session, slated to last 26 days from October 23 to November 24, legislators are expected to pass six draft laws and a dozen of draft resolutions and debate nine draft laws.
Party Central Committee wraps up sixth plenum Party Central Committee wraps up sixth plenum
The 12th Party Central Committee wrapped up its sixth plenum in Hanoi on October 11 after seven working days in a serious, democratic and responsible manner.
NA Standing Committee urges passage of Planning Law NA Standing Committee urges passage of Planning Law
If the Planning Law is not passed at the upcoming sitting of the National Assembly (NA), many opportunities would be missed, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the 14th session of the NA Standing Committee that took place from September 11-20.
Stricter rules for mineral management and mining Stricter rules for mineral management and mining
Experts proposed to revise a number of provisions of the Mineral Law for stricter and more effective management of mineral activities, heard a recent workshop in Hanoi.
Directive No. 26/CT-TTg of June 6 2017 Directive No. 26/CT-TTg of June 6, 2017
On further effectively implementing Resolution No. 35/NQ-CP of May 16, 2016, in the spirit of the Government siding with businesses

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