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Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Tags: judicial reform
VN Bar urged to push judicial reform VN Bar urged to push judicial reform
President Tran Dai Quang asked the VietnamBar Federation (VBF) to forge ahead with judicial reforms and international integration while working with professional organizations of lawyers in Hanoi on July 10.
Party resolves to streamline the political system apparatus Party resolves to streamline the political system apparatus
The 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam on October 25 issued Resolution 18 setting specific targets for further renovating and restructuring the apparatus of the political system. Following are principal contents of the Resolution.
Improving the legal system is lawyers own need Improving the legal system is lawyers’ own need
On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnamese lawyers (October 10, 1945-2017), lawyer Phan Trung Hoai, Vice President of the Vietnam Bar Association, shared his opinion on this issue with Phap Luat Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh City Law newspaper).
Position-related crimes under the new Penal Code Position-related crimes under the new Penal Code
This article analyzes new provisions in the 2015 Penal Code concerning position-related crimes, which are expected to give more teeth to the fight against corruption in the country.
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.
Sharing of criminal record information between Vietnam and other countries Sharing of criminal record information between Vietnam and other countries
Under the Law on Judicial Records, Vietnamese citizens convicted in foreign countries are subject to management of criminal records, and excerpts of their judgments or previous criminal convictions provided by foreign authorities under treaties on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters or on the principle of reciprocity are used as a source for making their criminal records.
Resolution No. 38/NQ-CP Resolution No. 38/NQ-CP
Promulgating the Government’s Action Program to implement Resolution No. 06-NQ/TW on “Effective international economic integration and maintenance of socio-political stability in the context when Vietnam accedes to new-generation free trade agreements”
Publicity of courts judgments a must Publicity of courts’ judgments a must
Courts must now ensure publicity and transparency of their activities as well as the rights to receive information from courts of individuals, agencies and organizations.
The idea of judicial integrity in Quoc Trieu Kham Tung Dieu Le The idea of judicial integrity in Quoc Trieu Kham Tung Dieu Le
Quoc Trieu Kham Tung Dieu Le, promulgated by King Le Hien Tong in 1777, is an original legislative achievement of the late Le dynasty. Its originality, as assessed by researchers, consists in its appearance as a separate procedural code in the then circumstances of Dai Viet (Great Vietnam) and the feudal Orient. The Code’s uniqueness also lies in its judicial ideology, including judicial integrity - a category which should have been guaranteed only in a law-ruled system.
Judicial power under 2015 Criminal Procedure Code Judicial power under 2015 Criminal Procedure Code
This writing clarifies the content of the court’s judicial power and the requirement for institutionalizing judicial power in criminal procedure legislation. It then analyzes the new provisions of the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code regarding this issue.

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