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Sunday, December 8, 2019
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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.
Tasks ahead for new-generation FDI in Vietnam Tasks ahead for new-generation FDI in Vietnam
Phan Huu Thang, Vice Chairman of Vietnam’s Association of Foreign-Invested Enterprises, told Vietnam Investment Review that hi-tech processing and manufacture, smart agriculture, healthcare, education and training, and renewable energy will be the hottest sectors for FDI in the coming months and years.
Control of judicial power in Vietnam Control of judicial power in Vietnam
The 2013 Constitution of Vietnam provides that the state power is unified and delegated to state agencies which coordinate with and control one another in the exercise of legislative, executive and judicial powers. It also provides, for the first time, that people’s courts are judicial bodies of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and exercise judicial power. On principle, to ensure the exercise of the state power in general and the legislative and executive powers in particular, it is necessary to build a law-ruled state with a strong judiciary system. However, since judicial power is the last one of the three powers which decides and judges the appropriateness of social relations, control of this power always requires special mechanisms and policies.
Penalties against corporate offenders under Vietnams penal law Penalties against corporate offenders under Vietnam’s penal law
When deciding penalties to be imposed on commercial legal persons (corporate offenders), the court will base itself on the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Code) to consider the nature and extent of social danger of their committed crimes as well as circumstances affecting their penal liability.
Building a mighty military to protect our Socialist homeland: PM Building a mighty military to protect our Socialist homeland: PM
The military would continue to build its strength and might to defend and protect the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, wrote Politburo member and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in an article on the 74th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army founding day, December 22, 1944.
Asia-Pacific moving towards ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Asia-Pacific moving towards ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
The new Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons opened for signature on September 20, 2017, and will enter into force in 90 days after getting 50 instruments of ratification. After one year, 19 ratification instruments were deposited, near one third of them from Asia-Pacific countries (including Thailand, Palau, Vietnam, New Zealand, Cook Island and Samoa). This fact shows that Asia-Pacific is in the forward position to totally eliminate nuclear weapons in the world for the peace, security and human being. How to move forward the process of ratification of the TPNW? It’s is a big question before the International Committee of the Red Cross, other organizations and civil society to build a strategy to assist governments in achieving the final goal.
Thousands of unlawful documents issued last year: Justice Ministry report Thousands of unlawful documents issued last year: Justice Ministry report
Thousands of legal documents issued last year in the country were detected to be unlawful in one aspect or another, according to a recent report of the Ministry of Justice.
Glossary of the 2017 Law on Foreign Trade Management Glossary of the 2017 Law on Foreign Trade Management
New law expected to boost development of SMEs New law expected to boost development of SMEs
The Law on Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises was passed by the National Assembly last year in a hope to facilitate the formulation of comprehensive support policies and programs for these subjects. This article highlights novel points of the Law.
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).

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