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Saturday, November 23, 2019
Tags: Supreme People’s Court
Eighth session of 14th National Assembly opens Eighth session of 14th National Assembly opens
The 8th session of the 14th National Assembly opened in Hanoi on November 21.
NA Standing Committees 37th session wraps up NA Standing Committee’s 37th session wraps up
The National Assembly Standing Committee concluded its 37th session in Hanoi on September 20 under the chair of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
NA Standing Committee to question ministers NA Standing Committee to question ministers
Fifteen ministers and leaders of sectors will field questions lawmakers this week at the 36th session of National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee.
Corporate liability for offenses against the economic management order in Vietnam Corporate liability for offenses against the economic management order in Vietnam
The 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Code) is Vietnam’s first and only code that holds commercial legal persons criminally liable for committing criminal acts. This is a breakthrough in the country’s criminal justice policy and leads to a substantial change in the general perception about crime and punishment. It also applies various penalties to commercial legal persons found liable for crimes[1], including three principal penalties (fine, suspension from operation, and termination of operation), three additional penalties (prohibition from doing business or operating in certain areas, prohibition from raising capital, and fine, when not imposed as a principal penalty), and five judicial measures (confiscation of objects and money directly related to the crime; return of property, redress of or compensation for damage; coerced public apology; coerced restoration to the original state; and coerced application of measures to redress and prevent further consequences).
Resolution guiding money laundering enforcement announced Resolution guiding money laundering enforcement announced
The Supreme People's Court and the State Bank on May 31 held a joint seminar in Hanoi to announce the Resolution guiding the implementation of the 2015 Penal Code’s Article 324 on money laundering.
Draft law encourages mediation and dialogue at court Draft law encourages mediation and dialogue at court
The Supreme People’s Court is working a draft law on mediation and dialogue at court, emphasizing the State policy of encouraging parties to settle civil cases and matters and administrative lawsuits through mediation and dialogue at court.
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.
IP activities need to improve for the countrys development and international integration IP activities need to improve for the country’s development and international integration
Against the backdrop of rapid development of science and technology, intellectual property (IP) has become one of powerful tools for countries to raise the competitiveness of their businesses and national economies. As for Vietnam, it is a must to increase the effectiveness of IP activities to seize opportunities and overcome challenges facing the country in the course of national development and international integration.
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.
Vietnam commits to promoting protection of human rights Vietnam commits to promoting protection of human rights
Vietnam regards the Universal Periodic Review as an obligation of a responsible member of the United Nations as well as an opportunity to introduce the country’s consistent policies, efforts and achievements in protecting human rights, according to Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung.

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