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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Tags: judicial reform
NA Judicial Committee asked to promote core role in NA operations NA Judicial Committee asked to promote core role in NA operations
National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue has requested that the NA Committee for Judicial Affairs continue promoting its core role in the legislature’s activities, while chairing a working session with standing members of the committee on April 19.
Congress discusses draft documents on Party building national development Congress discusses draft documents on Party building, national development
A discussion of draft documents on Party building and national development took place under the chair of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 27 as part of the ongoing 13th National Party Congress.
Prime Minister stresses importance of law institution building Prime Minister stresses importance of law, institution building
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on November 24 stressed the importance of building laws and institutions in order to build a socialist law-governed state.
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?
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.
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.
Fatherland Front to improve social oversight and criticism Fatherland Front to improve social oversight and criticism
The ninth National Congress of the Vietnam Fatherland Front wrapped up on September 20 after three days’ sitting. It sought measures to raise the efficiency of VFF’s member organizations in promoting the engagement of members and improving social oversight and criticism activities.
9th National Congress of Vietnam Fatherland Front opens 9th National Congress of Vietnam Fatherland Front opens
The ninth National Congress of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) officially opened in Hanoi on September 19, bringing together 1,300 delegates representing people from all walks of life, representatives of armed forces and overseas Vietnamese.
Law system fine-tuned to promote human rights Law system fine-tuned to promote human rights
Vietnam has been working unceasingly to build a state of the people, by the people and for the people by improving legal regulations relevant to human rights.
PM addresses issues of concern during Qamp;A session PM addresses issues of concern during Q&A session
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc made clear several issues under the watch of the Government during a question-and-answer session at the ongoing sixth plenum of the 14th National Assembly on November 1.

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