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Sunday, April 5, 2020
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Alarming rise in child sexual abuse Alarming rise in child sexual abuse
According to the Police General Department, the number of child sexual abuse cases annually uncovered averages at over 1,000. But this figure is believed to be much higher in reality as many victims have chosen to keep silent because of fear, inferiority complex or shame. Experts agree legal obstacles are one of the reasons behind the problem.
Finance sector gets ready for international economic integration Finance sector gets ready for international economic integration
International economic integration plays a crucial role in accelerating economic development and enhancing the political position of Vietnam in the world. The finance sector’s integration and cooperation activities have actively contributed to promoting international economic integration and national economic reform through boosting international trade as well as regional and sectoral restructuring. In 2015, along with further scrutinizing, revising and issuing tariffs for implementing the free trade agreements (FTAs) currently in force, the finance sector took the initiative in devising plans for negotiation and conclusion of several FTAs, including the TPP agreement, the EU-Vietnam bilateral FTA, the Vietnam-RoK FTA and the Vietnam-Eurasian Economic Union FTA.
National investment regulations under review to meet EVFTA commitments National investment regulations under review to meet EVFTA commitments
VCCI experts recommend formulating a specific law on implementation of EVFTA commitments on investment to ensure compatibility and transparency of Vietnam laws and facilitate their enforcement.
Investor-state dispute settlement under TPP agreement: new rules of the game Investor-state dispute settlement under TPP agreement: new rules of the game
A central concern for most TPP members is the establishment of the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism consisting of an independent panel of three judges, who would have the authority to rule on disputes in accordance with the TPP agreeemt without being subject to any appeal within a member country’s judicial process.

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