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Official Gazette

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Tags: human rights
VN marks 30th anniversary of convention on childrens rights VN marks 30th anniversary of convention on children’s rights
Vietnam’s work to protect children’s rights has improved the lives of millions of children across the country during the past 30 years, an official has said.
Vietnam active at UN discussions on human rights Vietnam active at UN discussions on human rights
A Vietnamese delegation led by Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy has been active in discussions on social development, the advancement of women, children’s rights, drug control and crime prevention during a meeting of the UN Third Committee which is underway in New York.
Vietnam contributes to UN Human Right Councils 42nd session Vietnam contributes to UN Human Right Council’s 42nd session
Vietnam has contributed to building contents of draft resolutions of the 42nd session of the UN Human Right Council in Geneva, Switzerland, which closed on September 27.
Inmate labor under the 2019 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments Inmate labor under the 2019 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments
In Vietnam, since 1945 the law on execution of imprisonment sentences has always considered labor a fundamental element of the inmate education regime. According to the traditional theory of combined punishment and education, labor is always a duty of inmates. Under the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Penal Code), inmates must serve their imprisonment sentences and work and learn so as to become useful to the society[1]. Compared to other daily activities of inmates, their working activities are to be carried out throughout their sentence serving period and exert important effects on their education and reform results. Through these activities inmates can learn working skills and generate some incomes for their future community integration. That’s why the Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments (the Law) seeks to improve the inmate labor regime primarily for raising the effectiveness of inmate education and reform.
Vietnam wins seat on United Nations Security Council with landslide vote Vietnam wins seat on United Nations Security Council with landslide vote
With near unanimous approval, Vietnam has secured a seat on the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member for the 2020-2021 tenure.
NA Chairwoman chairs meeting to review law making resolution NA Chairwoman chairs meeting to review law making resolution
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has asked the steering committee on building a project to review Resolution 48-NQ/TW to acquire feedback and review the 10-year implementation of the resolution this year.
Legal aid in Vietnams criminal justice Legal aid in Vietnam’s criminal justice
Under the 2017 Law on Legal Aid, legal aid is defined as the provision of pro-bono legal services to legal aid beneficiaries in legal aid cases or matters, contributing to guaranteeing citizens’ right of access to justice and equality before law. As compared to the 2006 Law on Legal Aid, this provision no longer mentions objectives of legal aid activities such as improving legal knowledge and sense of law observance and contributing to law dissemination and popularization and violation prevention and control. This aims at shifting focus on helping beneficiaries in legal proceedings, securing justice and more effectively protecting their lawful rights and interests.
Vietnam Netherlands issue joint statement Vietnam, Netherlands issue joint statement
Vietnam and the Netherlands have issued a joint statement on the official visit to Vietnam by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on April 9 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
Law system fine-tuned to promote human rights Law system fine-tuned to promote human rights
Vietnam has been working unceasingly to build a state of the people, by the people and for the people by improving legal regulations relevant to human rights.
Vietnam commits to promoting protection of human rights Vietnam commits to promoting protection of human rights
Vietnam regards the Universal Periodic Review as an obligation of a responsible member of the United Nations as well as an opportunity to introduce the country’s consistent policies, efforts and achievements in protecting human rights, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung.