A public consultation will be held to collect opinions from people at home and abroad on the draft revised Penal Code before it is submitted to the XIIIth National Assembly at its 10th session scheduled for October this year.
This was announced at a conference held on July 15 in Hanoi to make public the National Assembly Standing Committee Resolution 972/NQ-UBTVQH13 and Prime Minister Decision on the organization of the public consultation.
|Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the conference to announce the Governmental Plan on gathering people’s opinions on the draft revised Penal Code__Photo: Pham Kien/VNA|
The consultation, which will last for two months from now until September 14, covers all provisions of the draft, focusing on such issues as penal liability of legal entities and types of crime borne by legal entities; scope of penal liability of juvenile offenders and judicial measures to be applied to juvenile offenders as substitutes for criminal penalties; abolishment of the death penalty for some crimes and non-application of the death penalty in some cases; non-reduction of penalties; non-reduction of those whose death penalty to life imprisonment; shifting of fines and non-custodial reform into termed imprisonment, etc.
People may submit their opinions via the Ministry of Justice’s website at www.moj.gov.vn. They may also send their written comments to the ministry’s head office or via the email email@example.com. In addition, people may contribute opinions at conferences, seminars, and workshops organized by responsible agencies.
By September 23, a report summarizing public opinions on the draft revision of the Code will be prepared and submitted by the Ministry of Justice to the Government.-