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Sunday, May 22, 2022
Fixing legal loopholes to develop a sound corporate bond market Fixing legal loopholes to develop a sound corporate bond market
In early April, the domestic financial market wobbled as the State Securities Commission announced its decision to cancel nine issuances of corporate bonds by three companies under Tan Hoang Minh Group during the period from July 2021 to March 2022, with a total value exceeding VND 10 trillion (nearly USD 439 million), for disclosing false information and concealing information.
Raising overtime cap: pros and cons Raising overtime cap: pros and cons
The Government has recently submitted to the National Assembly Standing Committee a draft resolution on overtime work under which the monthly maximum number of extra working hours would rise to 72 from the current limit of 40.
Fatal child abuse case necessitates a stronger protection system for children Fatal child abuse case necessitates a stronger protection system for children
Vietnam's current law has so far identified acts of child abuse and at the same time devised penalties for violators. However, it seems not enough to guarantee the safety for children. According to experts, the alarming child abuse in the country is attributable to several causes, such as misconception of child discipline, social indifference of child violence, and light penalties for perpetrators.
Money laundering crimes on the rise: situation and solutions Money laundering crimes on the rise: situation and solutions
The number of criminal cases showing signs of money laundering in Vietnam is on a rapid increase, reaching over 11,000 cases per year on average. In some cases, the appropriated money amount mounts to trillions of Vietnam dong. Every day, the Anti-Money Laundering Department of the State Bank of Vietnam receives, analyzes and processes thousands of reports on suspicious transactions.
Case of stuck relief goods prompts the need to simplify specialized inspection procedures Case of “stuck” relief goods prompts the need to simplify specialized inspection procedures
Early this month, many local media outlets reported that a shipment of more than 22,000 powder milk cans that were emergency relief gift from the Vietnamese community in Australia for underprivileged children in Ho Chi Minh City during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic had been stuck at customs warehouses for nearly a month and could not be taken out.
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.

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