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Sunday, April 22, 2018
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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.
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.
Viet Nam resolved to maintain peaceful and stable borderlines Viet Nam resolved to maintain peaceful and stable borderlines
Viet Nam has made unceasing and serious efforts to exercise all of its agreements on land border with neighboring countries to ensure a border of peace and stability, to safeguard the border line and all border markers as well as law and order, said Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of the National Boundary Commission Le Hoai Trung.
Handling enterprises environmental violations in Vietnam: current situation and suggested solutions for better management Handling enterprises’ environmental violations in Vietnam: current situation and suggested solutions for better management
In recent years, the number of environmental violations committed by legal persons has been on the rise in Vietnam including the cases of Vedan, Sonadezi, Nicotex Thanh Thai, Hao Duong Leather Corporation, Tung Kuang Company, and the most recently the case of Formosa Steel Ha Tinh Company in 2016.
The 2017 Fisheries Law and the fight against illegal fishing The 2017 Fisheries Law and the fight against illegal fishing
The 2017 Fisheries Law has provided a broad legal framework for enforcement and cooperation with regional countries and fisheries organizations in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This article highlights the Law’s provisions to show Vietnam’s resolve in this fight.
Drawbacks in lawmaking work under scrutiny Drawbacks in lawmaking work under scrutiny
The quality of draft laws, ordinances and resolutions is basically ensured, according to a Ministry of Justice’s report sent to lawmakers at the 22nd session of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee that took place on March 19-20.
Law on State Compensation Liability Law on State Compensation Liability
Compared to its predecessor enacted in 2009, the Law contains numerous new provisions consistent with the 2013 Constitution and relevant codes and laws promulgated in 2015 such as the Civil Code, Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Civil Procedure Code, Law on Administrative Procedures, and Law on Custody and Temporary Detention.
Rules detail new Law on Belief and Religion Rules detail new Law on Belief and Religion
On December 30, 2017, the Government issued a decree clarifying some contents of the Law on Belief and Religion, which took effect on January 1, 2018, the same day with the Law.

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