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Saturday, September 22, 2018
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A new approach to applying limitation periods under the 2015 Civil Code A new approach to applying limitation periods under the 2015 Civil Code
This article highlights the new approach adopted by the 2015 Civil Code to the application of limitation periods for requesting settlement of civil cases and matters. It also explores some specific limitation periods for declaring civil transactions null and void, requesting protection of personal rights, initiating contract-related lawsuits, and claiming compensation.
Legal reform needed for streamlining the state apparatus Legal reform needed for streamlining the state apparatus
Vietnam Law and Legal Forum would like to introduce the article by the NA Chairman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan which suggests specific solutions for improving the legal system on the organization of the state apparatus in the spirit of Resolution No. 18-NQ/TW on continued renovation and rearrangement of the apparatus of the political system and Resolution No. 19-NQ/TW on continued renovation of the organizational system and improvement of the quality and efficiency of public non-business units.
Charges over property: attachment Charges over property: attachment
Charges are the most commonly used security interest in secured lending in Vietnam. As the charged property remains in the hands of the chargor, there are risks facing the secured banks. To be able to efficiently enforce the charges at a later time, banks should anticipate and prevent those risks at the time of entering into the charge agreements.
Party sets the goal of social insurance for all Party sets the goal of social insurance for all
On May 23, 2018, on behalf of the Party Central Committee of the 12th Congress, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong signed Resolution No. 28-NQ/TW on reforming social insurance policy torward the goal of universal social insurance. Vietnam Law and Legal Forum would like to introduce main parts of the Resolution.
Laws and law enforcement on bribery of foreign public officials: international practices and applications for Vietnam Laws and law enforcement on bribery of foreign public officials: international practices and applications for Vietnam
Vietnam has increasingly been taking part in economic integration and globalization. In such a context, there is an emerging trend of investment by domestic investors in other countries, which may create risks of bribery of foreign public officials or international organizations to obtain commercial advantages in international investments.
Legal experts discuss presumption of innocence due process principles in criminal proceedings Legal experts discuss presumption of innocence, due process principles in criminal proceedings
The principle of presumption of innocence provided in the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code concretizes Article 31.1 of the 2013 Constitution and is vital in guaranteeing the human rights and citizens’ rights in criminal proceedings.
Governance weaker than public service delivery: The 2017 PAPI shows Governance weaker than public service delivery: The 2017 PAPI shows
Nine years after the first pilot and seven years after the first nationwide implementation, PAPI has become an increasingly reliable and trusted source of data on how well local governments in Vietnam perform in the eyes of citizens.
Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Vietnam: law and practice Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Vietnam: law and practice
Settlement of commercial disputes through arbitration is an international practice that is applied by many countries worldwide thanks to its flexibility and efficiency. The recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards help enforce arbitral awards and avoid double trial of the same case.
Environmental disputes in Vietnam: case studies from distributive and procedural justice perspectives Environmental disputes in Vietnam: case studies from distributive and procedural justice perspectives
Vietnam’s impressive industrialization and associated reduction in poverty has come at a high cost to the natural environment. According to the Environmental Performance Index, in 2016 Vietnam ranked in the top 10 countries with the worst air quality (Hsu A. et al., 2016).
Retention of title under current civil law Retention of title under current civil law
Retention of title, a measure to secure performance of obligations, is one of novel contents of the 2015 Civil Code. In this article, the author analyzes the Code’s provisions concerning retention of title, the right to reclaim property and effect for a third party, and makes recommendations for future improvement.

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