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Friday, December 3, 2021
Revising the Law on Cinematography: A new film censorship and classification system in the making Revising the Law on Cinematography: A new film censorship and classification system in the making
According to the criteria for age-based film classification set by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, C18 films must not contain full nude scenes, unless these scenes “conform to the content of the film and are neither too long nor overly repeated.” However, “how long is too long” remains unclear under current regulations.
How expats are supported to survive the COVID-19 pandemic How expats are supported to survive the COVID-19 pandemic
Adapting to social distancing conditions is not easy for anyone, let alone foreigners who do not have a family around for support. This is the exact situation of many expats in Vietnam during the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in the country.
Artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles: liability risks associated with driverless cars Artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles: liability risks associated with driverless cars
Technology and artificial intelligence have evolved to the point where autonomous vehicles, particularly autonomous cars, will likely be a common sight on roadways in the near future. There is a presumption having been proved in the reality: “Cars crash. So too will autonomous vehicles”. This gives rise to a central legal issue, also one of the biggest roadblocks holding off the rapid development of robo-cars: Liability risks - How will liability be evaluated when an accident is caused by robo-cars?
Code of Conduct on social networks: Protective armors for network users Code of Conduct on social networks: Protective armors for network users
The Ministry of Information and Communications on June 17 introduced a Code of Conduct on social networks with a view to creating a safe and sound cyber environment in Vietnam.
Freedom of movement in Vietnam in the context of COVID-19 pandemic Freedom of movement in Vietnam in the context of COVID-19 pandemic
Freedom of movement is among the fundamental rights under the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Vietnam has been a member state since 1982. Freedom of movement not only creates the premise for an individual to enjoy civil, political, and other economic, social and cultural rights, but also as a condition to promote the development of the economy and society of countries. Nonetheless, the right to freedom of movement is not absolute and can be subjected to restrictions in certain circumstances. The following article examines the regulations on restrictions on freedom of movement following the ICCPR and Vietnam’s law, and evaluates the practical implementation as well as the shortcomings of the restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 pandemic: How Vietnam controls and handles illegal immigrants COVID-19 pandemic: How Vietnam controls and handles illegal immigrants
Vietnam has so far been praised by the global community for its achievements in the combat against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the country is now facing unprecedented new circumstances when its neighboring countries like Cambodia and Laos are struggling with a new coronavirus outbreak. Against that backdrop, the control and handling of illegal migrants undoubtedly play a vital role in the country’s fight against the deadly virus.
Karaoke parties: When leisure becomes torture Karaoke parties: When leisure becomes torture
In January, local media reported that P.Q.T., a 25-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Chanh district, was stabbed with a knife and iron tubes by a group of four while singing karaoke with his friends at home.
Business community should play a more crucial role in lawmaking activities Business community should play a more crucial role in lawmaking activities
During the past time, the Party and State have paid great attention to the formulation and improvement of the legal system. Hence, remarkable progresses and reforms have been seen and encouraging achievements attained, thus importantly contributing to the building of a law-ruled socialist state.
Autonomy in higher education: Tuition fee increase must go along with training quality improvement Autonomy in higher education: Tuition fee increase must go along with training quality improvement
In early June this year, students of the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University, a public university managed by the Ministry of Education and Training, were shocked to hear that the tuition fee for the 2020-21 academic year will increase to VND 30-70 million (around USD 1,300-3,000), a significant hike from the average fee level of VND 13 million applied in the previous academic year.
Floods in Central Vietnam: Revising law to ensure effectiveness and lawfulness of charitable activities Floods in Central Vietnam: Revising law to ensure effectiveness and lawfulness of charitable activities
The Central Vietnam is undergoing tough times when severe storms have led to landslides and flash floods causing enormous damage to the lives, health and assets of people. Many local and international organizations and individuals have joined relief efforts and handed over huge donations to help the victims.

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