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Friday, November 22, 2019
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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.
Country seeks to make better use of its resources Country seeks to make better use of its resources
On January 15, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong signed Resolution 39-NQ/TW to enhance the efficiency of management, exploitation and use of the economy’s resources. In an exclusive interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency, Director General of the General Statistics Office of Vietnam Nguyen Bich Lam talks about what the country needs to do to optimize its resources for promoting national development.
PM sets deadline for state enterprise restructuring PM sets deadline for state enterprise restructuring
The Prime Minister has recently urged the restructuring, renewal, equitization and state capital divestment of state-owned enterprises.
Top 10 legal documents in 2018 Top 10 legal documents in 2018
Selected by Vietnam Law and Legal Forum magazine, these include the Law on Cyber Security, the Anti-Corruption Law, guiding texts of the Law on Foreign Trade Management, Government Decree 86/2018/ND-CP on foreign cooperation and investment in education, among others.
Vietnam seeks FDI in new technology-based sectors Vietnam seeks FDI in new technology-based sectors
With around USD 184 billion disbursed over the past 30 years since the enactment of the Law on Investment in 1987, the inflow of foreign direct investment has significantly contributed to the country’s total social investment capital.
Residential land use rights for foreigners in Vietnam Residential land use rights for foreigners in Vietnam
Under the 2013 Land Law, all land areas used by households and individuals for the residential purpose are regarded as land for stable and long-term use and subject to no given use term. Therefore, individuals or households that are named in land use rights certificates have full discretion to use and dispose of their residential land areas without any temporal limitations.
Notable changes in the new Penal Code at a glance Notable changes in the new Penal Code at a glance
This article summarizes significant changes in the 2015 Penal Code and its revisions in 2017, including penalizing commercial legal persons for committing certain crimes, scrapping the crime of illegally doing business, and criminally charging corruption-related offenders in the private sector.
Forestry Law to boost sustainable forest economy Forestry Law to boost sustainable forest economy
Composed of 108 articles arranged in 12 chapters, the Law on Forestry (the Law), which was passed in November last year, regulates the management, protection, development and exploitation of forests, along with the processing and trade of forest products.
Ministry proposes three options for birth rate adjustment Ministry proposes three options for birth rate adjustment
Flexibly applying the two-child policy, mobilizing each couple to have just one child or two children, and permitting each couple to decide on the number of babies are the three options proposed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a draft population law.
Administrative divisions in feudal Vietnam Administrative divisions in feudal Vietnam
In the historical process, the successive Vietnamese feudal states achieved steps of development in the way of organizing administrative divisions in the country to meet the requirements of social life and national defense. This writing dwells on the formation of administrative divisions in Vietnam from the Dinh dynasty onward and some lessons for the building of a law-ruled state at present.

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