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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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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.
Official Gazette issues Nos 16-19/2019 available on May 24 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 16-19/2019, available on May 24, 2019
New requirements on import of aquatic species New requirements on import of aquatic species
From April 25, traders may import endangered, precious and rare aquatic species on the list of aquatic species permitted for trading in Vietnam without import licenses, according to Government Decree 26 dated March 8.
Official Gazette issues Nos 112-115/2018 published on January 11 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 112-115/2018, published on January 11, 2019
Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code
On June 20, 2017, the National Assembly passed the revised Penal Code. It became effective on January 1, 2018. Several significant changes have occurred. Several acts, previously criminal, are no longer punishable. On the other hand, several previously innocent acts have been criminalized. One very large change is that an enterprise-not just an individual-may now be guilty of a crime1.
Corporate penal liability in Vietnam Corporate penal liability in Vietnam
The 2015 Penal Code marks a great progress in the country’s criminal justice by holding commercial legal entities liable for their criminal acts. Its novel provisions create a legal basis for the fight against criminal acts committed by commercial legal entities in recent years as well as for international cooperation on combating crime, especially transnational organized crime.
New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights New Criminal Procedure Code better protects human rights
Though promulgated in 2015, the new Criminal Procedure Code took effect on January 1, 2018, like the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017). This article browses specific changes in the Code designed to better protect human rights and citizens’ rights in criminal proceedings
Forestry Law to boost sustainable forest economy Forestry Law to boost sustainable forest economy
Composed of 108 articles arranged in 12 chapters, the Law on Forestry (the Law), which was passed in November last year, regulates the management, protection, development and exploitation of forests, along with the processing and trade of forest products.
The 2017 Fisheries Law and the fight against illegal fishing The 2017 Fisheries Law and the fight against illegal fishing
The 2017 Fisheries Law has provided a broad legal framework for enforcement and cooperation with regional countries and fisheries organizations in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This article highlights the Law’s provisions to show Vietnam’s resolve in this fight.
Circular No. 21/2016/TT-BNNPTNT Circular No. 21/2016/TT-BNNPTNT
Providing the harvest, extraction and salvage of forest products

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