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Saturday, August 15, 2020
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Law on Special Amnesty Law on Special Amnesty
The Law on Special Amnesty was passed in last November to institutionalize the 2013 Constitution regarding the leniency and humanitarian policy for persons sentenced to imprisonment.
Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code
Under the recent universal periodic review, the United Nations Human Rights Council has appreciated the achievements recorded by Vietnam in realizing its commitments on human rights. It has also made hundreds of recommendations for Vietnam to better protect and guarantee human rights, 182 of which are accepted by the country. In criminal justice, 17 recommendations of the UNHRC are directly related to the formulation and revision of the 2015 Penal Code.
Salient amendments to the 2015 Penal Code Salient amendments to the 2015 Penal Code
At its 3rd session wrapped up last month, the National Assembly passed a law making a raft of amendments to the 2015 Penal Code with effect from early next year. More than 200 articles of the Code have been amended, one new article added and another removed. These amendments include not only corrections of technical errors but also many criminal justice policy changes. Below are the most prominent of them.
Bridal customs of the black Thai Bridal customs of the black Thai
The black Thai are free in love but their marriages are decided by parents and family lines. Lovers who wish to get married will exchange tokens of love like bracelets, rings or embroidered handkerchiefs.
Release on bail for detainees proposed Release on bail for detainees proposed
The accused or defendants who are temporarily detained for criminal charges would be entitled to release on bail, according to a draft circular jointly prepared by the Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of Finance, Supreme People’s Procuracy and Supreme People’s Court.
Session transforms a legislature ‘of reporting to that ‘of debate: top legislator Session transforms a legislature ‘of reporting’ to that ‘of debate’: top legislator
The Government should take note of opinions expressed by National Assembly deputies and draw lessons to roll out breakthrough and drastic solutions in management work with a view to accomplishing socio-economic tasks set for the remaining months of the year, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said on June 21.
New Child Law comes into effect New Child Law comes into effect
The 2016 Law on Children became effective on June 1 with a variety of provisions aiming to comprehensively intensify enforcement of children’s rights.
Top court mulls revisions to penal code Top court mulls revisions to penal code
The Supreme People’s Court on March 29 looked into issues relating to the draft law revising the 2015 Penal Code, including the scope of criminal liability by those aged 14 to 16 years and the criminal liability of adults in commerce.
Lenient policy toward juvenile offenders under the new Penal Code Lenient policy toward juvenile offenders under the new Penal Code
Vietnam joined the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child on February 28, 1990, and, like other member states of the Convention, it commits to applying every measure, including legislative measure, to secure the rights of the child. Based on the universal standards, the Vietnamese State has institutionalized leniency policies and narrowed the scope of criminal handling of juvenile offenders in the Penal Codes ever enacted in the country, with a view to applying the best handling measures to them.
New law enhances childrens participation in their affairs New law enhances children’s participation in their affairs
With seven chapters and 106 articles, the Law on Children, which was passed in April, contains many new provisions, focusing on children’s rights and duties, children’s participation in their own matters, measures for child protection, alternative care and prohibited acts.

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