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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Legislatures year-end meeting to pass seven laws three resolutions Legislature’s year-end meeting to pass seven laws, three resolutions
The 10th sitting of the National Assembly opened on October 20 in Hanoi was expected to proceed via video conferencing till October 27 and to gather for face-to-face discussions during the plenary session from November 2 to 17.
Vietnam developed a sound legal framework to promote gender equality: UN expert Vietnam developed a sound legal framework to promote gender equality: UN expert
The United Nations Population Fund Country Office in Vietnam has recently rendered technical support to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in preparing a review report of 10 years of implementing the Law on Gender Equality of Vietnam. On this occasion, Naomi Kitahara, UNFPA Representative in Vietnam, grants Vietnam Law & Legal Forum magazine an interview on the results achieved in Vietnam’s gender equality work as well as things that should be improved in the future.
More efforts needed to overcome environmental challenges in the coming time More efforts needed to overcome environmental challenges in the coming time
Stepping into a new decade of the 21st century, along with economic opportunities, Vietnam has to face numerous challenges, including environmental pollution and degradation. This article reviews the country’s environmental protection work over the past years and proposes some recommendations in the upcoming time.
Meeting of ASEAN parliament leaders adopts important documents Meeting of ASEAN parliament leaders adopts important documents
A joint communiqué and 26 resolutions were adopted at the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-41) which wrapped up on September 10.
Notable achievements during Vietnams 75 years Notable achievements during Vietnam’s 75 years
This September marks 75 years since the Vietnamese people, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), overthrew 80 years of French colonial rule.
Six important changes in the new Enterprise Law Six important changes in the new Enterprise Law
Compared with its previous versions, the 2020 Enterprise Law (the 2020 Law) contains breakthrough changes, aiming to build a legal framework on corporate governance up to good and common practices in the region and the world; boost the development of businesses, attract capital for production and business activities; and contribute to improving Vietnam’s business environment to the level of ASEAN-4 countries.
Land conflicts in emerging suburban areas in Vietnam: causes and effects Land conflicts in emerging suburban areas in Vietnam: causes and effects
This article takes initial steps in understanding causes and effects of land conflicts in Vietnam after the effect of the 2003 Land Law and its subsequent amendments. It examines institutional arrangements that govern land rights security but may have created biases toward different land users upon conflicting land use purposes. The analysis also examines the values of the two available large sample surveys in Vietnam (the citizen perception-based Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) and the firm perception-based Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI)) in informing potential different treatments toward citizens and firms as land users.
National Assembly passes 10 laws during ninth session National Assembly passes 10 laws during ninth session
The ninth session of the 14th National Assembly wrapped up on June 19 after 19 working days with both in-person and online meetings.
Poverty economic growth and environment as top concerns for citizens in 2019 even before the arrival of Covid-19 pandemic Poverty, economic growth and environment as top concerns for citizens in 2019, even before the arrival of Covid-19 pandemic
The 2019 Vietnam Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) Report, released on April 28, 2020, reveals that even before Vietnam became affected by Covid-19, poverty, economic growth and the environment were top concerns of citizens in the country.
Shaping a legal framework for cryptoassets in Vietnam Shaping a legal framework for cryptoassets in Vietnam
For the time being, there has been no unified definition of “cryptoasset” or “digital asset” or “virtual asset” in the world. According to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, “a virtual asset is a digital representation of value that can be digitally traded, or transferred, and can be used for payment or investment purposes.”[1] Canada’s model legislation regarding digital assets, the Uniform Access to Digital Assets by Fiduciaries Act, defines “a digital asset” as “a record that is created, recorded, transmitted or stored in digital or other intangible form by electronic, magnetic or optical means or by any other similar means.”[2] Cryptocurrency (or virtual currency) is a form of cryptoassets (or virtual assets). There is also no unified definition of this term in the world.

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