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Official Gazette

Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Vietnam reaches for prosperity Vietnam reaches for prosperity
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong shares his thoughts with the Vietnam News Agency on the efforts the Party and Vietnamese people have made to bring the country to where it is today.
Bringing Vietnams criminal justice system in harmony with the convention against torture Bringing Vietnam’s criminal justice system in harmony with the convention against torture
The 1984 United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT), one of the nine fundamental conventions on human rights, came into force on June 26, 1987, after being ratified by 20 member states[1]. Vietnam acceded to the UNCAT on November 7, 2013, and ratified it a year later. As a member state to the UNCAT, Vietnam has spared no efforts to build its legal system, particularly criminal justice laws including the Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Law on Custody and Temporary Detention, Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments, Law on Organization of Criminal Investigation, etc., in conformity with the UNCAT.
Constitutional provisions on human rights in criminal proceedings should be further concretized Constitutional provisions on human rights in criminal proceedings should be further concretized
Vietnam’s 2013 Constitution (the Constitution) provides for the first time human rights and citizens’ rights in Chapter II with significant progress in the recognition and exercise of these rights as well as specific cases where these rights may be limited.
Official Gazette issues Nos 79-81/2019 available on November 20 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 79-81/2019, available on November 20, 2019
Official Gazette issues Nos 68-72/2019 published on October 24 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 68-72/2019, published on October 24, 2019
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.
Regulations on exit of judgment debtors clarified Regulations on exit of judgment debtors clarified
Vietnamese citizens who have not yet fulfilled their civil judgment execution obligations would not be allowed to leave the country. It is proposed by the Ministry of Justice in a draft decree revising Decree 62 of 2015, detailing the Law on Execution of Civil Judgments.
Legislature sittings agenda to focus on lawmaking Legislature sitting’s agenda to focus on lawmaking
The seventh session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) will spend 12 days for lawmaking work with expected passage of seven laws and two resolutions, along with discussion of nine bills, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on May 20 at the opening meeting of the session.
NAs second working day focuses on education architecture laws NA’s second working day focuses on education, architecture laws
The National Assembly discussed the draft revisions of the Law on Education and the Law on Architecture at the ongoing seventh session in Hanoi on May 21.
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.

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