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Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Internationalization trend and challenges of Vietnams criminal legislation Internationalization trend and challenges of Vietnam’s criminal legislation
Vietnam’s criminal law’s evolution landmarks include the first-ever 1985 Penal Code, 1999 Penal Code (revised in 2009) and the latest Penal Code passed in 2015 (revised in 2017). Each of these codes and its revised version was imbued with characteristics of certain criminal legislation trends in its effective period. In the initial stage of codification of Vietnam’s criminal law, international aspects were embodied in a very moderate manner. The 1985 Penal Code only recognized some international criminal law principles regarding some crimes in order to protect interests of the international community. The 1999 Penal Code went further with some revisions to guarantee Vietnam’s responsibility as a state party to a number of conventions and treaties on criminal justice. However, these two codes have not yet initiated the internationalization trend of Vietnam’s criminal law. Until the 2009 Code revising the 1999 Penal Code and the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017), such trends as modernization, benevolence, international integration, judicial reform and respect for human rights are embraced. So, for what reasons Vietnam’s criminal law has been influenced by international criminal law and more and more clearly leaned toward consistency with international criminal law?
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.
2020 key for tech start-ups in Vietnam 2020 key for tech start-ups in Vietnam
Like many other Asian countries, Vietnam is racing its regional counterparts to spur economic innovation with artificial intelligence. Experts say voice recognition technology, AI, blockchain and big data will be major trends in 2020.
ASEAN Chairmanship 2020: For a cohesive and responsive ASEAN ASEAN Chairmanship 2020: For a cohesive and responsive ASEAN
Advancing ASEAN’s contribution to maintaining regional peace, security and stability has been identified as one of five key priorities for Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020, wrote Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh in an article recently distributed by the Ministry of Foreign.
India- A Great Export Destination for Vietnamese Goods amp; Services India- A Great Export Destination for Vietnamese Goods & Services
There is a huge potential to increase Vietnam-India trade ties in various sectors. India can be a good destination of export goods from Vietnam. Further, more and more Indian tourists can be attracted to Vietnam.
FTAs encourage food imports investments in Vietnam FTAs encourage food imports, investments in Vietnam
Free trade agreements have created opportunities for food imports and foreign investment in the domestic food industry, according to experts.
Vietnam makes important contributions to ASEAN economic cooperation: Minister Vietnam makes important contributions to ASEAN economic cooperation: Minister
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh talks to Vietnam News Agency about ASEAN-Vietnam cooperation and the roles of Vietnam as ASEAN Chairman in 2020.
Respect for international law crucial in East Sea Respect for international law crucial in East Sea
Experts and policymakers agreed that the rule of law and respect for international law are central principles in handling the South China Sea (known as East Sea in Vietnam) issue at an international conference that began on July 6 in Hanoi.
Vietnam attracts investors in the face of economic uncertainty Vietnam attracts investors in the face of economic uncertainty
Despite the slowdown in global deal-making due to ongoing worldwide economic uncertainty, Vietnam remains active in M&A in 2020, according to a new report by Baker McKenzie.
ASEAN flag hoisting ceremony celebrates groupings 52nd anniversary ASEAN flag hoisting ceremony celebrates grouping’s 52nd anniversary
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) flag hoisting in Hanoi on August 8 to mark the 52nd anniversary of the grouping.

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