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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Tags: Forced Labor
National Assembly passes 10 laws during ninth session National Assembly passes 10 laws during ninth session
The ninth session of the 14th National Assembly wrapped up on June 19 after 19 working days with both in-person and online meetings.
NA deputies approve a resolution on socio-economic development in ethnic minority regions NA deputies approve a resolution on socio-economic development in ethnic minority regions
The National Assembly on June 19 passed a resolution on the national target program on socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas during 2021-30, which aimed at improving livelihoods of ethnic minority groups, with the majority of deputies voting in favor.
EVFTA EVIPA approved to boost VN-EU economic trade relations EVFTA, EVIPA approved to boost VN-EU economic, trade relations
National Assembly deputies officially ratified the Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the Europe-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA) on June 8.
NA ratifies Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labor NA ratifies Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labor
The National Assembly on Monday ratified Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labor with 94.82 percent of NA deputies in agreement.
National Assembly commences ninth session National Assembly commences ninth session
The 14th-tenure National Assembly opened the ninth session in Hanoi on May 20 morning.
Fulfillment of labor commitments under new-generation FTAs Fulfillment of labor commitments under new-generation FTAs
Against the backdrop of increasing globalization, Vietnam has signed dozens of FTAs, of which CPTPP and EVFTA are two new-generation FTAs of special significance. Unlike traditional FTAs, new-generation FTAs also require member states to fulfill non-commercial commitments. This article analyzes the similarities and differences between Vietnam’s law and the labor commitments under EVFTA and CPTPP and puts forth suggestions for the effective implementation of these commitments.
Inmate labor under the 2019 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments Inmate labor under the 2019 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments
In Vietnam, since 1945 the law on execution of imprisonment sentences has always considered labor a fundamental element of the inmate education regime. According to the traditional theory of combined punishment and education, labor is always a duty of inmates. Under the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Penal Code), inmates must serve their imprisonment sentences and work and learn so as to become useful to the society[1]. Compared to other daily activities of inmates, their working activities are to be carried out throughout their sentence serving period and exert important effects on their education and reform results. Through these activities inmates can learn working skills and generate some incomes for their future community integration. That’s why the Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments (the Law) seeks to improve the inmate labor regime primarily for raising the effectiveness of inmate education and reform.
Revised Labor Code expected to better protect laborers rights Revised Labor Code expected to better protect laborers’ rights
The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs is still working on draft amendments to the 2012 Labor Code, focusing on such issues as the Code’s governing scope, wage and overtime working hours, special labor, establishment of industrial relations, and unscheduled inspection.
CPTPP vital to Vietnams economic reforms CPTPP vital to Vietnam’s economic reforms
The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement will be a vital deal to expanding free trade and ensuring sustainable development in Vietnam, said Minister of Industry and Trade (MOIT) Tran Tuan Anh.
Gender equality gets a legal boost Gender equality gets a legal boost
Contents on gender equality as well as women’s and girls’ rights will be incorporated in relevant strategies, programs, plans, schemes and projects of ministries, sectors and localities.

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