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Friday, September 18, 2020
Tags: amendments
NA Standing Committee convenes 47th meeting NA Standing Committee convenes 47th meeting
The 47th meeting of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee opened in Hanoi on August 10.
Draft law offers more supports for Vietnamese guest workers Draft law offers more supports for Vietnamese guest workers
Vietnamese guest workers would be provided with employment placement and psychosocial counseling services when returning home after completing their overseas employment contracts.
Has Vietnam banned the wildlife trade to curb the risk of future pandemics? Has Vietnam banned the wildlife trade to curb the risk of future pandemics?
On July 23, 2020, the Prime Minister issued Directive 29 on urgent solutions to manage wildlife. This has been largely reported in the global media as a widespread ban on wildlife trade in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NA Standing Committee convenes 46th meeting NA Standing Committee convenes 46th meeting
The National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) opened its 46th meeting in Hanoi on July 13 under the chair of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
Land conflicts in emerging suburban areas in Vietnam: causes and effects Land conflicts in emerging suburban areas in Vietnam: causes and effects
This article takes initial steps in understanding causes and effects of land conflicts in Vietnam after the effect of the 2003 Land Law and its subsequent amendments. It examines institutional arrangements that govern land rights security but may have created biases toward different land users upon conflicting land use purposes. The analysis also examines the values of the two available large sample surveys in Vietnam (the citizen perception-based Vietnam Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI) and the firm perception-based Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI)) in informing potential different treatments toward citizens and firms as land users.
Protection of endangered precious and rare wildlife under the 2015 Penal Code Protection of endangered, precious, and rare wildlife under the 2015 Penal Code
Compared to the 1999 version, the 2015 Penal Code’s provisions on protection of wildlife have been significantly revised toward expanding the scope of application of the monetary penalty, increasing penalties and adding some aggravating circumstances. This article analyzes these regulations and proposes a number of recommendations for more effective protection of endangered, precious, and rare wildlife.
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 concludes last online working day of ninth session NA concludes last online working day of ninth session
The 14th National Assembly held the last online working day, which is also the eighth day of its ongoing ninth session, on May 28.
Constitutional defense: The ground for guaranteeing sovereignty of the people Constitutional defense: The ground for guaranteeing sovereignty of the people
The current Constitution of Vietnam stipulates that all state power belongs to the people. However, for several reasons, including the lack of a complete and comprehensive mechanism to defend the Constitution, the effectiveness of constitutional defense activities in Vietnam remains below expectations. This article analyzes the need and recommends some solutions for guaranteeing people’s sovereignty in the country through constitutional defense activities.
Law ordinance making programs to be scrutinized on May 22 Law, ordinance making programs to be scrutinized on May 22
The law and ordinance making programs for 2020 and 2021 will be under discussion on May 22, forming part of the third day of the 14th National Assembly’s ninth session.

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