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Saturday, November 23, 2019
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Inmate labor under the 2019 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments Inmate labor under the 2019 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments
In Vietnam, since 1945 the law on execution of imprisonment sentences has always considered labor a fundamental element of the inmate education regime. According to the traditional theory of combined punishment and education, labor is always a duty of inmates. Under the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Penal Code), inmates must serve their imprisonment sentences and work and learn so as to become useful to the society[1]. Compared to other daily activities of inmates, their working activities are to be carried out throughout their sentence serving period and exert important effects on their education and reform results. Through these activities inmates can learn working skills and generate some incomes for their future community integration. That’s why the Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments (the Law) seeks to improve the inmate labor regime primarily for raising the effectiveness of inmate education and reform.
Lawmakers discuss overtime cap and retirement age Lawmakers discuss overtime cap and retirement age
Increasing the overtime cap and retirement age topped the agenda for lawmakers at the ongoing meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on August 14.
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.
Redefining criminal policies against the backdrop of the fourth industrial revolution Redefining criminal policies against the backdrop of the fourth industrial revolution
The fourth industrial revolution has brought about numerous opportunities and posed great challenges[1] to the society in general and criminal justice in particular as there are numerous important fields directly and deeply impacted by this revolution[2]. This requires a fresh perception of criminal policies, including criminalization and decriminalization policies, as well as a new approach in the prevention and combat of newly emerging crimes, which must be based on the Party’s viewpoints and guidelines, the State’s overall socio-economic and international integration policies and regulations[3], historical-traditional conditions and crime prevention and combat practice. The globalization of criminal jurisdiction also requires the State to develop new criminal policies and reorganize the criminal justice system in order to clearly identify, effectively prevent, respond to and combat newly emerging crimes, particularly those against the national security and sovereignty, social order and safety, human and citizens’ rights.
Participation in ILO convention in line with Vietnams international integration Participation in ILO convention in line with Vietnam’s international integration
Vietnam’s participation in the International Labor Organization Convention 98 on the application of principles of the right to organize and bargain collectively is in line with the Party and State’s guidelines in international integration of labor and society.
Lawmakers debate funding regulations for public works Lawmakers debate funding regulations for public works
The seventh session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) on May 28 received split opinions on whether the NA or the Government should have the authority to set the amount of capital allocated to each State budget-invested project in the mid-term plan.
NAs second working day focuses on education architecture laws NA’s second working day focuses on education, architecture laws
The National Assembly discussed the draft revisions of the Law on Education and the Law on Architecture at the ongoing seventh session in Hanoi on May 21.
Legislators comment on Governments development reports Legislators comment on Government’s development reports
The National Assembly Standing Committee on May 8 commented on the Government’s reports which gave additional assessments on the socio-economic development and state budget situation in 2018 and the first months of this year.
NA Standing Committee wraps up 32nd session NA Standing Committee wraps up 32nd session
The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee wrapped up its 32nd session in Hanoi on March 13 under the chair of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
NA Standing Committee starts 29th session NA Standing Committee starts 29th session
Lawmakers will give ideas on three major issues, including summarization of the NA’s sixth plenum and preparations for the seventh; the implementation of legal regulations on policy for members of Vietnamese agencies abroad; and the issuance of a decree on exhibition activities, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said at the 29th session of the NA Standing Committee.

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