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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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Constitutional provisions on human rights in criminal proceedings should be further concretized Constitutional provisions on human rights in criminal proceedings should be further concretized
Vietnam’s 2013 Constitution (the Constitution) provides for the first time human rights and citizens’ rights in Chapter II with significant progress in the recognition and exercise of these rights as well as specific cases where these rights may be limited.
Official Gazette issues Nos 121-124/2018 released on January 23 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 121-124/2018, released on January 23, 2019
Official Gazette issues Nos 101-103/2018 released on November 26 2018 Official Gazette issues Nos 101-103/2018, released on November 26, 2018
Improving the legal system is lawyers own need Improving the legal system is lawyers’ own need
On the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Traditional Day of Vietnamese lawyers (October 10, 1945-2017), lawyer Phan Trung Hoai, Vice President of the Vietnam Bar Association, shared his opinion on this issue with Phap Luat Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh (Ho Chi Minh City Law newspaper).
Legal status of foreigners in civil proceedings in Vietnam Legal status of foreigners in civil proceedings in Vietnam
The legal status of foreign entities in civil proceedings under Vietnamese law encompasses their civil procedure law capacity, civil litigation act capacity, and rights and obligations when participating in civil proceedings in Vietnam. In this article, foreign entities refer to foreigners, foreign agencies and organizations and their Vietnam-based branches and representative offices.
Salient amendments to the 2015 Penal Code Salient amendments to the 2015 Penal Code
At its 3rd session wrapped up last month, the National Assembly passed a law making a raft of amendments to the 2015 Penal Code with effect from early next year. More than 200 articles of the Code have been amended, one new article added and another removed. These amendments include not only corrections of technical errors but also many criminal justice policy changes. Below are the most prominent of them.
Draft sets more criteria on law obedience ethics for attorneys Draft sets more criteria on law obedience, ethics for attorneys
The Ministry of Justice is preparing a draft decree which sets out additional criteria on ethical qualities and law observance that lawyers must satisfy in order to practice law.
Judicial support activities in Vietnam: reality and prospect Judicial support activities in Vietnam: reality and prospect
Vietnam’s judicial reform strategy through 2020 affirms the important role of judicial support in ensuring the effectiveness of judicial activities (investigation, prosecution, adjudication and judgment enforcement). This article analyzes some theoretical and practical issues on judicial support and proposes measures to improve the effectiveness of judicial support in the context of exercising judicial powers.
Decree No. 96/2015/ND-CP of October 19 2015 Decree No. 96/2015/ND-CP of October 19, 2015
Detailing a number of articles of the Law on Enterprises
Right to a fair trial in Vietnam: limitations and recommendations Right to a fair trial in Vietnam: limitations and recommendations
Though the 2003 Criminal Procedure Code (the Code) has no specific provision on fair trial, a number of articles and principles established in the Code thoroughly address the right of every person to a fair trial in criminal justice. However, there remain some limitations that have rendered the Code unable to fully meet requirements of the crime prevention and suppression in the new situation, especially guaranteeing the right to a fair trial. These limitations should be overcome by introducing more specific provisions to assure citizens of a swift and full access to justice. Below are some analyses about the limitations as well as recommendations to guarantee the right to a fair trial in criminal proceedings.

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