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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Tags: globalization
Vietnams position in negotiating an instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction Vietnam’s position in negotiating an instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction
Nguyen Hong Thao and Le Thi Anh Dao The establishment of a legally binding instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction and Vietnam’s need for participation The access to, use and benefit sharing of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) have not been comprehensively governed by existing international law, whilst marine genetic resources are becoming the subject of competition due to substantial economic benefits those resources provide. Cognizant of growing threats to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), the General Assembly of the United Nations has issued a resolution to establish an Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study BBNJ issues since 2004, followed by the convening of the Intergovernmental Conference with four sessions held between 2018 and 2020 to elaborate the text of the BBNJ instrument .
Diplomatic hallmarks in 35 years of renewal Diplomatic hallmarks in 35 years of renewal
During his lifetime, President Ho Chi Minh said “foreign-affairs activities must always serve the national interests.” Following his teaching, Vietnam’s diplomatic service has always accompanied the nation, serving the Fatherland and people throughout 35 years of “doi moi” (renewal).
Labor Code helps build harmonious stable and progressive industrial relations during Vietnams international integration Labor Code helps build harmonious, stable and progressive industrial relations during Vietnam’s international integration
The new Labor Code was passed last November with major amendments and will take effect from the beginning of next year. Compared to the Labor Code which was enacted for the first time in 1994 and revised four times in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2012, the 2019 Labor Code (the Code) has fundamental and comprehensive revisions and becomes a new legal framework facilitating the building of harmonious, stable and progressive industrial relations in the context of a socialist-oriented market economy and making Vietnam’s labor law better match international labor standards and serve the international integration process of the country.
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?
Intellectual property tribunal - a must in Vietnam Intellectual property tribunal - a must in Vietnam
The intellectual property tribunal is a specialized court set up, like in many countries, to deal with intellectual property disputes which currently become more and more complicated in Vietnam. The establishment of such specialized court is an objective requirement in the process of judicial reform in general and improvement of legal mechanisms in particular to protect intellectual property rights in Vietnam.
EVFTA makes Vietnam more attractive to EU investors: German media EVFTA makes Vietnam more attractive to EU investors: German media
Foreign investors, especially those from the European Union (EU) would find it more appealing to land investment in Vietnam when the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) takes effect, according to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW).
Vietnams diplomacy achievements in 2019 Vietnam’s diplomacy achievements in 2019
While the world saw profound global instability in 2019, the Pacific-Asia area proved to be the leading region in terms of economic integration, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Phạm Bình Minh has said.
Vietnam makes important contributions to ASEAN economic cooperation: Minister Vietnam makes important contributions to ASEAN economic cooperation: Minister
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh talks to Vietnam News Agency about ASEAN-Vietnam cooperation and the roles of Vietnam as ASEAN Chairman in 2020.
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.
PM calls for action to secure sustainable development PM calls for action to secure sustainable development
Vietnam will take strong action to promote sustainable development, investing more in the workforce and advanced technologies, moving towards digital Government and digital society, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told a conference on sustainable development in Hanoi on September 12.

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