Crimes against IPRs in the 2015 Penal Code
After suspending the 2015 Penal Code from taking effect for one year, the National Assembly passed on June 20, 2017, the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Penal Code, in which the crimes against intellectual property rights have been significantly amended and will come into effect from January 1, 2018.
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.