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Official Gazette

Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Official Gazette issues Nos 3-5 May 2017 released on August 17 2017 Official Gazette issues Nos 3-5 May 2017, released on August 17, 2017
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.
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.
Decree No. 66/2017/ND-CP Decree No. 66/2017/ND-CP
Prescribing the conditions for doing business in camouflaged sound recording, video recording and positioning devices and software
Court precedents in Vietnam: a view from the building of the 2015 Civil Code Court precedents in Vietnam: a view from the building of the 2015 Civil Code
Vietnam’s legislative work has entered a new development period with a focus on recognizing, respecting, protecting and guaranteeing human rights and citizens’ rights and implementing the judicial reform strategy, especially upholding the role of people’s courts in safeguarding justice and exercising the judicial power.
Abandoning a newborn is illegal Abandoning a newborn is illegal
According to Vietnam’s Law on Child Protection, Care and Education, children, whether female or male, in or out of wedlock, biological or adopted, born to one party or both parties to a marriage, are all protected, cared for and educated, and enjoy rights provided by law.
Twenty-eight decrees to be issued revised in the coming time Twenty-eight decrees to be issued, revised in the coming time
A mass of legal documents on land, construction, housing, and investment and business will be issued or revised in the last months of this year or first quarter of next year as announced in the list attached to Prime Minister Decision 1078/QD-TTg of July 25.
Draft sets more criteria on law obedience ethics for attorneys Draft sets more criteria on law obedience, ethics for attorneys
The Ministry of Justice is preparing a draft decree which sets out additional criteria on ethical qualities and law observance that lawyers must satisfy in order to practice law.
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.
Sharing of criminal record information between Vietnam and other countries Sharing of criminal record information between Vietnam and other countries
Under the Law on Judicial Records, Vietnamese citizens convicted in foreign countries are subject to management of criminal records, and excerpts of their judgments or previous criminal convictions provided by foreign authorities under treaties on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters or on the principle of reciprocity are used as a source for making their criminal records.

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