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.
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.