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Thursday, February 20, 2020
Tags: legal services
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.
Law on Legal Aid Law on Legal Aid
Effective in January this year, the 2017 Law on Legal Aid regulates the provision of “pro bono” legal services to disadvantaged people and policy beneficiaries as one of the policies to guarantee human rights and citizens’ rights. The Law replaces its predecessor enacted in 2006.
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).
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”
Session transforms a legislature ‘of reporting to that ‘of debate: top legislator Session transforms a legislature ‘of reporting’ to that ‘of debate’: top legislator
The Government should take note of opinions expressed by National Assembly deputies and draw lessons to roll out breakthrough and drastic solutions in management work with a view to accomplishing socio-economic tasks set for the remaining months of the year, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on June 21.
Temporary residence cards for foreign lawyers Temporary residence cards for foreign lawyers
According to Vietnamese law, a foreign lawyer wishing to practice law and bear a temporary residence card in Vietnam must obtain a license for practicing law in Vietnam but is not required to have a work permit.
Judicial support activities in Vietnam: reality and prospect Judicial support activities in Vietnam: reality and prospect
Vietnam’s judicial reform strategy through 2020 affirms the important role of judicial support in ensuring the effectiveness of judicial activities (investigation, prosecution, adjudication and judgment enforcement). This article analyzes some theoretical and practical issues on judicial support and proposes measures to improve the effectiveness of judicial support in the context of exercising judicial powers.
Party sets key tasks for improving the legal system up to 2020 Party sets key tasks for improving the legal system up to 2020
The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Vietnam on April 4 issued Conclusion No. 01-KL/TW on further implementing its Resolution No. 48-NQ/TW on the Strategy for building and completing Vietnam’s legal system through 2010, with orientations toward 2020.
Vietnam determined to develop the contingent of international trade lawyers Vietnam determined to develop the contingent of international trade lawyers
Vietnam now has approximately 450 lawyers specialized in international trade, an impressive figure if bearing in mind that the country had just around 20 international trade attorneys in 2010.
Lawyers increase in number provide better legal services Lawyers increase in number, provide better legal services
By mid-September 2014, 11,285 Vietnamese lawyers had been issued law practice certificates by the MOJ and 9,231 lawyers had been granted lawyer cards by the Vietnam Bar Federation.


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