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Sunday, November 19, 2017
Tags: swindling
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.
Salient amendments to the 2015 Penal Code Salient amendments to the 2015 Penal Code
At its 3rd session wrapped up last month, the National Assembly passed a law making a raft of amendments to the 2015 Penal Code with effect from early next year. More than 200 articles of the Code have been amended, one new article added and another removed. These amendments include not only corrections of technical errors but also many criminal justice policy changes. Below are the most prominent of 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.
Multilevel marketing-related fraud challenges state management Multilevel marketing-related fraud challenges state management
The recent arrest of leaders of a Hanoi-based company in the biggest multilevel marketing-related scam in the country so far has triggered concern about the state management of this business model.
Revising criminal law to crack down on foreign swindlers Revising criminal law to crack down on foreign swindlers
Over the recent years, more and more cases of foreign swindlers have been reported throughout the country and in almost all of economic, cultural and social fields, especially import and export, investment, loan provision, capital raising and e-commerce. Though low in number compared to swindling cases involving local criminals, these cases have become more complicated in nature, scale and severity with serious consequences. This situation has made the fight against foreign swindlers in Vietnam imperative and the improvement of relevant legal bases for the fight urgent.
Principles of questioning and argument at first-instance criminal hearings Principles of questioning and argument at first-instance criminal hearings
Nguyen Ngoc Kien, LL.M Hue University The international law clearly defines the right to a fair trial as an essential condition for human rights protection in a civilized society. Article 14 of the 1996 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and Article 10 of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights both stipulate that everyone shall be entitled to a fair and public hearing by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal established by law.
Decriminalization: the need to abolish some crimes in the Penal Code Decriminalization: the need to abolish some crimes in the Penal Code
Penal policies must stem from the assessment of the need for, and necessity of, the application of the penal law, among many counter-crime measures.
Combating securities crimes: legal problems and solutions Combating securities crimes: legal problems and solutions
This article points to some legal problems in the handling of securities market scams and proposes several measures to effectively prevent and fight this type of crime on the country’s developing securities market.
Lax control of foreign traders blamed for market chaos Lax control of foreign traders blamed for market chaos
Tran Van Vu, a farmer in the Mekong delta province of Vinh Long, has lost everything to his investment in purple sweet potato plantation.

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