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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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New Law on Criminal Investigation Bodies New Law on Criminal Investigation Bodies
Consisting of 10 chapters and 73 articles, the Law on Organization of Criminal Investigation Bodies regulates the system of investigating agencies in Vietnam and clearly defines their tasks and powers.
How the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code changes Vietnams criminal justice legal framework How the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code changes Vietnam’s criminal justice legal framework
The Criminal Procedure Code of Vietnam contains far more rights afforded to criminal defendants and their counsels than many observers had thought politically possible. Implementation and enforcement of these new and enhanced rights will remain a significant challenge for years to come.
Requirements on the founding of juvenile court in Vietnam Requirements on the founding of juvenile court in Vietnam
In reality, the courts, especially at the district level, have not paid due attention to training their judges in adjudicating skills and knowledge for dealing with cases of juvenile crime.
Salient points of the new law on courts Salient points of the new law on courts
The new Law on Organization of People’s Courts (the Law) was passed by the Vietnamese National Assembly on November 24, 2014, and will take effect on June 1, 2015.
Improving summary procedures in criminal justice Improving summary procedures in criminal justice
In criminal justice, different crimes are subject to different criminal procedures to meet the requirements of the crime prevention and combat and protect the lawful rights and interests of citizens.
New Constitution lays a firm legal foundation for judicial reform New Constitution lays a firm legal foundation for judicial reform
Since early 21st century, along with the establishment of the principle “the state powers shall be unified and delegated to state agencies which must cooperate with one another in the exercise of the legislative, executive and judicial powers” in the 1992 Constitution (as amended and supplemented in 2001), the judicial reforms have been undertaken
The principle of independence and abidance by law during trial The principle of independence and abidance by law during trial
The court system has been constantly strengthened and developed in terms of structure, personnel and working facilities in order to improve adjudication work according to the requirements of the judicial reform and international economic integration.
Adversarial process at court hearings: A basis for forming impartial judgments Adversarial process at court hearings: A basis for forming impartial judgments
According to criminal procedure law experts around the world, the adversarial process (tranh tung) means a litigation leading to the argument (tranh luan) between two parties holding opposing standpoints in which the court acts simply as an arbiter.
Criminal procedure law:  Proposals to better guarantee the rights of victims Criminal procedure law: Proposals to better guarantee the rights of victims
Victims are not only a procedure participant but also a party that suffers various damage caused by criminal offenses and, therefore, need adequate protection of their rights and legitimate interests. This article discusses ways to help victims exercise their rights in criminal procedures to better protect themselves.
Vietnams judicial bodies in the 1975-1986 period Vietnam's judicial bodies in the 1975-1986 period
Following the victorious war of resistance against the US imperialists, the peaceful and reunified Vietnam has embarked on national reconstruction under new socio-economic conditions. During the post-war and pre- “doi moi” (renewal) period from 1975 to 1986, the system of judicial bodies witnessed substantial changes.

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