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Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tags: National Assembly
Current local administration system in Vietnam Current local administration system in Vietnam
This article highlights the new, important provisions of the 2013 Constitution and the 2015 Law on Organization of Local Administration regarding the organization and operation of the current local administration system in Vietnam.
Improving the legal system is lawyers own need Improving the legal system is lawyers’ own need
On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnamese lawyers (October 10, 1945-2017), lawyer Phan Trung Hoai, Vice President of the Vietnam Bar Association, shared his opinion on this issue with Phap Luat Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh City Law newspaper).
NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session
At the National Assembly’s fourth session, slated to last 26 days from October 23 to November 24, legislators are expected to pass six draft laws and a dozen of draft resolutions and debate nine draft laws.
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.
Legal frameworks needed to ensure equality for ethnic groups: top legislator Legal frameworks needed to ensure equality for ethnic groups: top legislator
Legal frameworks should be built to ensure equal rights for ethnic and religious groups, said National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly’s general debate in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on October 15.
New Railway Law New Railway Law
Coming into force from July next year, the 2017 Railway Law, passed by the National Assembly in June, prescribes railway infrastructure planning, investment, construction, protection, management, maintenance and development. It also stipulates railway industry and railway business.
Development process of Vietnamese law on reservations to treaties Development process of Vietnamese law on reservations to treaties
Recently, the number of Vietnam’s reservations to treaties has risen together with the number of treaties to which Vietnam has acceded. This reality requires Vietnam’s legal system in general and law on treaties in particular be completed in the direction of protecting to the utmost Vietnam’s interests without violating the concluded treaties.
Government gets tough on BOT projects Government gets tough on BOT projects
The Government has ordered strict handling of violations in the implementation of Build-Operate-Transfer transport projects amid public rage over unreasonable toll booths and high fees.
NA Standing Committee urges passage of Planning Law NA Standing Committee urges passage of Planning Law
If the Planning Law is not passed at the upcoming sitting of the National Assembly (NA), many opportunities would be missed, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the 14th session of the NA Standing Committee that took place from September 11-20.

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