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Sunday, November 19, 2017
Tags: life imprisonment
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.
Swindling former NA deputy gets life sentence Swindling former NA deputy gets life sentence
Former National Assembly member Chau Thi Thu Nga was sentenced to life imprisonment for swindling to appropriate assets after a two-week trial that concluded on October 16.
Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code
Under the recent universal periodic review, the United Nations Human Rights Council has appreciated the achievements recorded by Vietnam in realizing its commitments on human rights. It has also made hundreds of recommendations for Vietnam to better protect and guarantee human rights, 182 of which are accepted by the country. In criminal justice, 17 recommendations of the UNHRC are directly related to the formulation and revision of the 2015 Penal Code.
Abandoning a newborn is illegal Abandoning a newborn is illegal
According to Vietnam’s Law on Child Protection, Care and Education, children, whether female or male, in or out of wedlock, biological or adopted, born to one party or both parties to a marriage, are all protected, cared for and educated, and enjoy rights provided by law.
International cooperation in foreigner-related cases needs to be intensified International cooperation in foreigner-related cases needs to be intensified
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Procuracy, in collaboration with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), on June 20 held a workshop seeking ways to deal with difficulties in implementing prosecution and procuracy over investigations and first-instance trial of criminal cases related to foreigners in the city.
Lenient policy toward juvenile offenders under the new Penal Code Lenient policy toward juvenile offenders under the new Penal Code
Vietnam joined the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child on February 28, 1990, and, like other member states of the Convention, it commits to applying every measure, including legislative measure, to secure the rights of the child. Based on the universal standards, the Vietnamese State has institutionalized leniency policies and narrowed the scope of criminal handling of juvenile offenders in the Penal Codes ever enacted in the country, with a view to applying the best handling measures to them.
Ten progressive developments in the new Criminal Procedure Code Ten progressive developments in the new Criminal Procedure Code
Three Criminal Procedure Codes were promulgated in Vietnam in 1988, 2003 and 2015. The latest Criminal Procedure Code was designed to meet the judicial reform requirements set forth in the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee’s Resolution No. 49-NQ/TW dated June 2, 2005. Compared to the 2003 version, the Code contains 176 new articles and 317 amended articles, retains 17 articles and abolishes 26 articles. Significantly, it introduces many new contents of a modern criminal justice which Vietnam is striving to build.
Death penalty in Vietnams new Penal Code Death penalty in Vietnam’s new Penal Code
Although retaining the death penalty for many offenses, the Penal Code establishes more stringent conditions for imposition of this penalty to ensure individualized punishment and reduce death sentences.
Economic crimes in new Penal Code Economic crimes in new Penal Code
With 46 articles compared to 35 articles in the 1999 Penal Code, Chapter XVIII on crimes of infringing upon the economic management order is one of the much amended chapters of the 2015 Penal Code. Its amendments aim to implement the judicial reform on criminalizing socially dangerous acts that newly emerge in the socio-economic development and international integration process.
Criminal liability of juvenile offenders under new Penal Code Criminal liability of juvenile offenders under new Penal Code
At the 9th and 10th sessions of the XIIIth National Assembly (NA), there were hot debates on the proposed amendments to the Penal Code’s provisions concerning under-18 offenders. Some opinions held that the provisions on the age groups of juvenile offenders who must bear penal liability should not be changed.

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