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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?
Remarks by NA Chairwoman at UNGA High-level Meeting Remarks by NA Chairwoman at UNGA High-level Meeting
Chairwoman of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on October 2 sent an important message to the High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fourth World Conference on Women.
Remarks by Party General Secretary State President Nguyen Phu Trong at High-level General Debate of 75th session of UNGA Remarks by Party General Secretary, State President Nguyen Phu Trong at High-level General Debate of 75th session of UNGA
Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong on September 25 (Vietnam time) sent an important message to the High-level General Debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly.The following is the full text of the message.
Vietnam proves its active role in UN: Ambassador Vietnam proves its active role in UN: Ambassador
Vietnamese leaders will present a number of important messages to the United Nations General Assembly when it meets from Sptember 21 through October 2.
Vietnam wins seat on United Nations Security Council with landslide vote Vietnam wins seat on United Nations Security Council with landslide vote
With near unanimous approval, Vietnam has secured a seat on the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member for the 2020-2021 tenure.
Ten outstanding external relations events of Vietnam in 2018 Ten outstanding external relations events of Vietnam in 2018
Vietnam closes the year 2018 with many political, diplomatic and socio-economic events and hallmarks which have drawn special international attention. The following are 10 prominent external relations events selected by the Vietnam News Agency.
Vietnam attends UN First Committees debate on conventional weapons Vietnam attends UN First Committee’s debate on conventional weapons
Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of the Permanent Vietnam Mission to the United Nations, attended the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security’s debate on conventional weapons within the framework of the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York on October 24.
Vietnam to boost legislative cooperation with Hungary Vietnam to boost legislative cooperation with Hungary
The Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) always backs and facilitates the promotion of cooperation with traditional partners, including Hungary, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung told Hungarian NA Speaker Kover Laszlo on November 9 in Hanoi during the latter’s official six-day visit to the country.
The right to personal information security in Vietnam The right to personal information security in Vietnam
Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly states: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” Understood in a broad sense, personal security covers many aspects of people in social life. When entering the social life, every person must have certain information for identification and, therefore, the need for personal information security is also part of the right to privacy and an aspect of human rights.
The truth about who is the biggest aggressor in the South China Sea The truth about who is the biggest aggressor in the South China Sea
Historical evidences show that VN has been the first State having administration over the Spratly and Paracel Islands at least since the 17th century. Only until 1909, did China take interest in the Paracel Islands.

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