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Sunday, June 24, 2018
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Laws and law enforcement on bribery of foreign public officials: international practices and applications for Vietnam Laws and law enforcement on bribery of foreign public officials: international practices and applications for Vietnam
Vietnam has increasingly been taking part in economic integration and globalization. In such a context, there is an emerging trend of investment by domestic investors in other countries, which may create risks of bribery of foreign public officials or international organizations to obtain commercial advantages in international investments.
Control and handling of corrupt acts in the private sector through accountability mechanism Control and handling of corrupt acts in the private sector through accountability mechanism
Corruption in the non-state business sector happens when someone takes advantage of his/her position in his/her enterprise for the sake of his/her personal gains. In Vietnam, the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) has broadened the scope of corrupt acts to include corruption occurred in the private sector. Specifically, persons with high positions and/or powers in a non-state enterprise or organization will be liable for the following criminal acts: embezzlement, receiving bribes, giving bribes and bribery brokerage. However, in order to effectively prevent and combat corruption in the private sector, holding persons committing corrupt acts liable is not sufficient enough.
Position-related crimes under the new Penal Code Position-related crimes under the new Penal Code
This article analyzes new provisions in the 2015 Penal Code concerning position-related crimes, which are expected to give more teeth to the fight against corruption in the country.
Corruption whistleblowers protection mechanism under current laws Corruption whistleblowers protection mechanism under current laws
Vietnam has long recognized the rights of whistleblowers in general and corruption whistleblowers in particular in many different legal instruments. However, many legal provisions are just principles, non-specific and scattered in various legal instruments of different legal effects.
Ensuring participation of society in corruption fight in Vietnam Ensuring participation of society in corruption fight in Vietnam
In 2003, Vietnam signed the United Nations Convention against Corruption.  After nearly seven years since the Convention was ratified and officially came into force for Vietnam in 2009, how far has Vietnam come in fulfillment of its anti-corruption commitments and what the country should do to ensure the role of society in the fight against corruption?
Major orientations for revision of Penal Code Major orientations for revision of Penal Code
First enacted in 1985, the Penal Code of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been amended six times, including a comprehensive revision in 1999. It has become a sharp tool of the State in social management, crime prevention and combat as well as maintenance of political security, social order and safety.
Criminalizing illicit enrichment: A chance to fight corruption and recover Vietnams stolen assets Criminalizing illicit enrichment: A chance to fight corruption and recover Vietnam’s stolen assets
Vietnam is striving to achieve a modern and progressive legal framework that is fit to challenge the rise of corruption within the country. The current reforms of the Penal Code offer a significant opportunity to make effective changes to the law and to the practice of dealing with corruption.
Why comprehensive reform of the Penal Code is essential for Vietnams fight against corruption Why comprehensive reform of the Penal Code is essential for Vietnam’s fight against corruption
Levels and types of corruption are increasing in Vietnam, and something needs to be done. This assessment is not only from external assessments but also from recent statements by government ministers reported in the media and from the voice of the citizens through several surveys.[1] [1] See for instance Government Inspectorate and World Bank (2012) Corruption from the Perspective of Citizens, Firms and Public Officials. Results of Sociological Surveys. (Reference book). UKAid, UNDP and T&C Consulting. National Politics Publishing House. Hanoi. and UNDP, CECODES and VFF (2013) The Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI): Measuring Citizens’ Expectations. Hanoi, Vietnam. Available at www.papi.vn .
A renewed approach to fighting corruption in Vietnam:   Addressing the punitive side of the crime  A renewed approach to fighting corruption in Vietnam: Addressing the punitive side of the crime
All countries in the world, one way or another, are affected by corruption. Vietnam is not an exception to this development ailment. What can be done to reduce it?
Anti-corruption during 2013: More of the same challenges Anti-corruption during 2013: More of the same challenges
During 2012 it seems the anti-corruption reforms gained impetus at the leadership of the Party, the Government and National Assembly. The top leadership of the Communist Party had two plenums in which the corruption issue was prominently recognized. Some actions followed as a result.

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