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Monday, October 21, 2019
Tags: aquatic resources
All nations must uphold the rule of law in the East Sea All nations must uphold the rule of law in the East Sea
In a recent interview with Vietnam News Agency, Nguyen Manh Dong, head of the Maritime Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ National Border Committee, reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy that all international disputes, including those in the South China Sea (known in Vietnam as the East Sea), must be resolved by peaceful means as regulated in the Charter of the United Nations and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Vietnam China hold govt-level negotiation on territory border Vietnam, China hold gov’t-level negotiation on territory, border
A Government-level negotiation on territorial and border issues between Vietnam and China took place in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on January 14.
Offshore waste disposal laws need improving: experts Offshore waste disposal laws need improving: experts
Vietnam’s laws on waste disposal at sea put the marine ecosystem, aquatic resources and people’s livelihoods under severe threat, according to experts.
Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code
On June 20, 2017, the National Assembly passed the revised Penal Code. It became effective on January 1, 2018. Several significant changes have occurred. Several acts, previously criminal, are no longer punishable. On the other hand, several previously innocent acts have been criminalized. One very large change is that an enterprise-not just an individual-may now be guilty of a crime1.
Corporate penal liability in Vietnam Corporate penal liability in Vietnam
The 2015 Penal Code marks a great progress in the country’s criminal justice by holding commercial legal entities liable for their criminal acts. Its novel provisions create a legal basis for the fight against criminal acts committed by commercial legal entities in recent years as well as for international cooperation on combating crime, especially transnational organized crime.
Vietnams actions to fight against illegal fishing Vietnam’s actions to fight against illegal fishing
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing has had negative impacts on the coastal countries, including Vietnam. The author reviews the situation of IUU fishing in the region and recommends legal and practical actions to fight this problem in response to the EU’s warning against Vietnam’s fisheries products imported to the Union.
Government and exporters team up to tackle IUU fishing Government and exporters team up to tackle IUU fishing
In response to Vietnam receiving a ‘yellow card’ from the European Union, indicating the union’s dissatisfaction with Vietnam’s efforts to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, the National Assembly last week passed the revised Law on Fisheries.
Draft law aims at better aquatic resource protection Draft law aims at better aquatic resource protection
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development recently introduced a draft law on fisheries, adding provisions on protection of aquatic resources in the context of scarcity and environmental pollution seriously affecting the habitat of natural and cultivated aquatic species.
Penal liability of legal entities under revised Penal Code: an initial analysis Penal liability of legal entities under revised Penal Code: an initial analysis
The revised Penal Code (the 2015 Code) was just passed by the National Assembly at its year-end session and will take effect on July 1 next year. New provisions on the penal liability of legal entities make up the most important change in the Code since its initial promulgation in 1985.
Congress to set sustainable development agenda for East Asia seas beyond 2015 Congress to set sustainable development agenda for East Asia seas beyond 2015
The East Asia seas have played an important role in Vietnamese culture for many generations as well as in security, defense and socio-economic development, said Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at the opening ceremony of the 5th East Asian Seas Congress in Da Nang on November 16.

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