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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Tags: law observance
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.
Legal aid in Vietnams criminal justice Legal aid in Vietnam’s criminal justice
Under the 2017 Law on Legal Aid, legal aid is defined as the provision of pro-bono legal services to legal aid beneficiaries in legal aid cases or matters, contributing to guaranteeing citizens’ right of access to justice and equality before law. As compared to the 2006 Law on Legal Aid, this provision no longer mentions objectives of legal aid activities such as improving legal knowledge and sense of law observance and contributing to law dissemination and popularization and violation prevention and control. This aims at shifting focus on helping beneficiaries in legal proceedings, securing justice and more effectively protecting their lawful rights and interests.
Penalties against corporate offenders under Vietnams penal law Penalties against corporate offenders under Vietnam’s penal law
When deciding penalties to be imposed on commercial legal persons (corporate offenders), the court will base itself on the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Code) to consider the nature and extent of social danger of their committed crimes as well as circumstances affecting their penal liability.
Law-abiding businesses to enjoy customs priorities Law-abiding businesses to enjoy customs priorities
Import and export businesses would be classified into four categories based on the level of law observance and on that basis, subject to different customs inspection and clearance regime.
Half of business conditions to be cut before August 15 Half of business conditions to be cut before August 15
The Prime Minister has recently directed ministries and sectors to cut at least half of their business conditions before August 15, which is earlier than the deadline of October 30 set in Government Resolution 01 issued at the beginning of this year.
Ministry proposes five criteria to assess state-owned credit institutions Ministry proposes five criteria to assess state-owned credit institutions
Wholly state-owned credit institutions and those in which the State holds over 50 percent of charter capital would be subject to assessment, according to a draft circular recently revealed by the Ministry of Finance.
Social network management in the coming time Social network management in the coming time
The current number of social network users in Vietnam is estimated at about 35 million, accounting for 37 percent of the entire population, with the average daily time they spend on social networks reaching two hours and 18 minutes. Besides their positive aspects, social networks pose not a few challenges directly affecting the social environment and community interests, even national security. Therefore, seeking appropriate solutions to managing social networks in the new situation which conform with international practices and suit the particular conditions of Vietnam, thus turning challenges into opportunities, is one of the top priorities of the country today.
Free will to enter into contract under the Civil Code Free will to enter into contract under the Civil Code
Freedom of contract in general or free will to enter into contract in particular is one of the basic principles of private law and civil code. Vietnam’s 2015 Civil Code contains necessary revisions to better guarantee these principles in the country’s private law system and in the formation and perfection of legal behavioral standards for subjects of private relations in conformity with international customs and practices.
Party affirms private sector as important driving force for economic development Party affirms private sector as important driving force for economic development
The 12th Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam on June 3 issued Resolution 10 affirming the development of the private economy into an important driving force of the country’s socialist-oriented market economy. Following are the principal contents of the Resolution.
Glossary of the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code Glossary of the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code

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