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Sunday, July 23, 2017
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Usufruct helps protect the disadvantaged in civil relations Usufruct helps protect the disadvantaged in civil relations
Usufruct is a right newly added to the 2015 Civil Code. Along with easement (servitude) and the right of superficies, usufruct is placed in the group of other rights over property. The connotation of usufruct defined in the Code is basically similar to that provided in other civil codes in the world. By legal nature, usufruct is a type of real rights over others’ property for a specified period.
Legal framework on anti-corruption responsibility of businesses in Vietnam Legal framework on anti-corruption responsibility of businesses in Vietnam
Over the past few years, enterprises have not only been the “victims” of corruption, power abuse and harassment caused by persons with higher positions and/or power, but also the “cause” of corruption. Many enterprises seek to give bribes to public cadres and civil servants in order to obtain certain business or profit making advantages.
Gender analysis a must for each law and policy proposal: foreign expert Gender analysis a must for each law and policy proposal: foreign expert
Vietnam Law and Legal Forum has an interview with Mr. Jacob Gammaelgaard, Director of the NLD Project, about the implementation of the revised Law on Promulgation of Legal Normative Documents, which created an important basis for improving the country’s lawmaking process.
Right of superficies concretizes the role of Civil Code as law of market economy Right of superficies concretizes the role of Civil Code as law of market economy
As a law of the market economy, the 2015 Civil Code contains substantially reformed provisions on property and ownership to make property truly become a commodity that can have its value maximized by different entities in different modes and on different scales.
Ministry expounds new planning law Ministry expounds new planning law
The controversial draft planning law, a law pertaining to many industries and sectors, is expected to be tabled to the National Assembly for passage at its upcoming session in May.
A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system A more focus on intellectual property from the new Civil Code and intellectual property law system
Vietnam has so far had three Civil Codes of 1995, 2005 and 2015 since January 4, 1995, when the Vietnamese Government filed a formal request for accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Each of these Civil Codes presents an interestingly different point of view on intellectual property (IP) in relation to the national system of IP rights protection, as briefly depicted below.
Village democracy: past and present Village democracy: past and present
Only once the people really regard democracy promotion as their own cause and interest can the process of democracy enforcement make steady progress.
Vietnams new law upholds the right to freedom of religion for everyone Vietnam’s new law upholds the right to freedom of religion for everyone
Vietnam’s National Assembly last November passed the Law on Belief and Religion consisting of nine chapters with 68 articles. The Law will take effect on January 1, 2018. This article highlights major new provisions of this Law.
National Assembly to pass 24 bills in 2017 National Assembly to pass 24 bills in 2017
On the occasion of the New Year 2017, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan grants Vietnam News Agency an interview about working results of the National Assembly in the past year as well as its main tasks in the new year. Below are main contents of the interview.
Corruption in land-related projects and ways to address it from socially structured perspectives Corruption in land-related projects and ways to address it from socially structured perspectives
Much analysis of anti-corruption reforms emphasizes the importance of improving transparency, public participation and accountability. What is often absent from this analysis is an acknowledgment that corruption is socially constructed; state and non-state actors frequently have different understandings about what constitutes corrupt behavior.

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