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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Tags: Ministry of Justice
Ministries demand more airports open to private investment Ministries demand more airports open to private investment
Five ministries have universally rejected a proposal by the transport ministry to restrict private investment in the country’s biggest airports and instead hand the job to a single company.
Bringing Vietnams criminal justice system in harmony with the convention against torture Bringing Vietnam’s criminal justice system in harmony with the convention against torture
The 1984 United Nations Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT), one of the nine fundamental conventions on human rights, came into force on June 26, 1987, after being ratified by 20 member states[1]. Vietnam acceded to the UNCAT on November 7, 2013, and ratified it a year later. As a member state to the UNCAT, Vietnam has spared no efforts to build its legal system, particularly criminal justice laws including the Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code, Law on Custody and Temporary Detention, Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments, Law on Organization of Criminal Investigation, etc., in conformity with the UNCAT.
Legislation on environmental protection tax - limitations and solutions for improvement Legislation on environmental protection tax - limitations and solutions for improvement
The 2010 Law on Environmental Protection Tax and guiding documents have provided an important economic instrument in protecting the environment in Vietnam. However, being the first of its kind, this Law still reveals some limitations affecting its effectiveness. This article highlights the loopholes related to the tax bases and proposes solutions for improvement.
Fundraising through new channels - opportunities and legal challenges Fundraising through new channels - opportunities and legal challenges
The Fourth Industrial Revolution helps create new products and services as well as business models in an open atmosphere without any distance between the reality and cyber space. However, Vietnam’s existing legal framework still fails to meet the demand for realizing these products, services and models. It is not yet mature for the application of novel forms of raising funds from angel investors or venture investment funds. So far, there is no legal corridor for innovative startups, particularly fintech ones. This article introduces new fundraising channels and their legal challenges and puts forward recommendations for formulating a regulatory sandbox applicable to these channels.
Expat naturalization permanent residence in Vietnam Expat naturalization, permanent residence in Vietnam
In order to reside permanently in Vietnam and be eligible for naturalization in Vietnam, a foreign expat must apply for a permanent residence card, which has the same validity duration as a visa.
Legislation on house ownership by foreigners: inadequacies and recommendations for improvement Legislation on house ownership by foreigners: inadequacies and recommendations for improvement
The 2014 Housing Law has new provisions for foreigners to own homes in Vietnam, making a breakthrough in attracting foreigners to work and live in the country. However, the applied term of house ownership for foreigners produces some negative effects that the law fails to anticipate. This article points out inadequacies in the regime of Vietnam-based house ownership by foreigners and gives recommendations for improvement.
Prime Minister directs the promotion of lawyers role Prime Minister directs the promotion of lawyers’ role
The role of the Vietnam Lawyers Association (VLA) should be further promoted, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed in a recently issued document on intensifying the implementation of solutions to promote lawyers’ role.
Vietnam to perfect its legal systems in compliance with new eras demand Vietnam to perfect its legal systems in compliance with new era's demand
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on June 24 attended a national science conference to explore ways of improving the Vietnamese legal system.
Regulations on exit of judgment debtors clarified Regulations on exit of judgment debtors clarified
Vietnamese citizens who have not yet fulfilled their civil judgment execution obligations would not be allowed to leave the country. It is proposed by the Ministry of Justice in a draft decree revising Decree 62 of 2015, detailing the Law on Execution of Civil Judgments.
Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Center launches Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Center launches
Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Center (VICMC), the first of its kind founded under a license of the Ministry of Justice, was officially launched on June 7 in Hanoi.

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