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Friday, February 26, 2021
Tags: law
Son La province - a northwestern tourist haven - seeks FDI for hi-tech agriculture Son La province - a northwestern tourist haven - seeks FDI for hi-tech agriculture
Located in Vietnam’s northwestern region, Son La province borders Yen Bai and Lai Chau provinces to the north, Hoa Binh and Phu Tho provinces to the east, Dien Bien province to the west, and Thanh Hoa province and Laos’ Houaphanh province to the south with a borderline of 250 kilometers.
Increasing signatory authorities of international agreements to meet practical needs Increasing signatory authorities of international agreements to meet practical needs
The Law on International Agreements was passed by the National Assembly last November. On this occasion, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung, Chairman of the Law Drafting Board, granted an interview to the The gioi va Viet Nam (World and Vietnam) newspaper on new regulations as well as solutions for efficient implementation of the Law.
Revised Law on Promulgation of Legal Documents Revised Law on Promulgation of Legal Documents
Effective on January 1 this year, the Law Revising a Number of Articles of the Law on Promulgation of Legal Documents (the revised Law) aims to improve the legal framework on promulgation of legal documents to further raise the quality and efficiency of lawmaking work, effectively serving the national development in the period of national industrialization and modernization and intensive international integration.
Draft law to facilitate film industry development Draft law to facilitate film industry development
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed some revisions to the third amended draft law on cinematography concerning film dissemination, classification, licensing and production, aiming to facilitate the development of the film industry.
Spring festivals of ethnic minority groups Spring festivals of ethnic minority groups
Spring is considered the season of festivals for ethnic minority people. Each ethnic group has its own festivals characterizing its customs, beliefs and farming practice. Vietnam Law and Legal Forum introduces some typical spring festivals across the country.
New regulations applicable to foreign workers in Vietnam New regulations applicable to foreign workers in Vietnam
Under Government Decree 152/2020/ND-CP dated December 30, 2020, on management of foreign workers in Vietnam and recruitment and management of Vietnamese workers for Vietnam-based foreign entities and individuals, a foreign worker may be exempt from Vietnam’s work permit.
Vietnams criminal procedure law on criminal cases involving foreigners: ambiguities and proposed solutions Vietnam’s criminal procedure law on criminal cases involving foreigners: ambiguities and proposed solutions
The principle of use of language in criminal proceedings is a fundamental one of Vietnam’s criminal procedure law. Accordingly, the language used in criminal proceedings is Vietnamese, both in writing and orally.
Business community should play a more crucial role in lawmaking activities Business community should play a more crucial role in lawmaking activities
During the past time, the Party and State have paid great attention to the formulation and improvement of the legal system. Hence, remarkable progresses and reforms have been seen and encouraging achievements attained, thus importantly contributing to the building of a law-ruled socialist state.
Foreign court judgments and arbitral awards in Vietnam Foreign court judgments and arbitral awards in Vietnam
On September 25, 2020, the Ministry of Justice published the Database on recognition and enforcement of foreign court judgments and decisions, and of foreign arbitral awards in Vietnam (the Database). Never before had Vietnamese courts been open about their views and opinions of foreign dispute resolution forums.
Mandarin recruitment via competition-examinations under the Nguyen Dynasty Mandarin recruitment via competition-examinations under the Nguyen Dynasty
Pham Thi Thu Hien, LL.M Hanoi Law University
Process of recruiting mandarins through “khoa cu” (competition-based examinations) under the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1884)
The competition-based examination regime was introduced in Vietnam very early in 1075 when the Ly dynasty opened for the first time two competition-based examinations: “Minh kinh Bac hoc” and “Nho hoc Tam truong”. From the 15th century to the Nguyen dynasty period, the feudal rulers added many regulations to improve the regime and made it the major mode of recruiting talents.