Passed on November 14, 2022, the Law on Domestic Violence Prevention and Control focuses on human rights-based and domestic violence victim-centered approach. It amends the provisions on acts of domestic violence and adds others on the application of this Law to foreigners residing in Vietnam.
In order to prevent violent acts, the Law revises the regulations on communications and education about domestic violence prevention and control. Amendments were also made to the provisions on counseling and conciliation in anti-domestic violence activities.
The 56-article Law specifies measures to protect and support domestic violence victims and handle violations in anti-domestic violence work. It also provides for the supervision of implementation of contact prohibition decisions and responsibilities of chairpersons of commune-level People’s Committees in processing information on and settling denunciations of acts of domestic violence.
Coming into force on July 1 and superseding the 2007 version, the new Law also provides measures to handle violent acts such as education and support for change of domestic violence behaviors and performance of community service work as well as measures to protect persons engaged in anti-domestic violence activities and denouncers of acts of domestic violence.
At the same time, the Law defines the State’s responsibility in allocating resources for anti-domestic violence work to develop establishments providing assistance for domestic violence prevention and control, ensuring their professional and effective operation.
The Law’s English text is available on the Official Gazette, issues 139-141 of 2022.-