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Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Numerous issues discussed at 13th session of NA Standing Committee Numerous issues discussed at 13th session of NA Standing Committee
Numerous issues will be discussed at the 13th session of the National Assembly Standing Committee that opened in Hanoi on August 10.
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.
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.
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.
New Tourism Law aims to better ensure tourists interests New Tourism Law aims to better ensure tourists’ interests
Deputy Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong talks with To Quoc (Fatherland) newswire about new provisions of the Tourism Law, which is expected to create a breakthrough in tourism development in the time to come.
Ministry proposes tougher rules on sales promotion activities Ministry proposes tougher rules on sales promotion activities
Traders would not be allowed to end their sales promotion programs before the deadlines announced or approved by competent agencies, except cases of force majeure events, according to a draft decree recently prepared by the Ministry of Industry and Trade to revise Decree 37 issued in 2006.
PPP regulations to be revised PPP regulations to be revised
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has recently assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment to collect opinions of ministries, sectors, localities and members of the Steering Committee on draft revisions to Government Decrees 15 and 30 of 2015.
Foreigners may be allowed to make savings deposits at local banks Foreigners may be allowed to make savings deposits at local banks
Non-residents with presence in Vietnam may be allowed to make termed savings deposits in both Vietnam dong and foreign currency at local banks, according to a draft circular recently released by the State Bank of Vietnam.
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.
Release on bail for detainees proposed Release on bail for detainees proposed
The accused or defendants who are temporarily detained for criminal charges would be entitled to release on bail, according to a draft circular jointly prepared by the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Finance, Supreme People’s Procuracy and Supreme People’s Court.

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