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Saturday, January 23, 2021
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Compatibility between Vietnams law and CITES regarding wildlife protection Compatibility between Vietnam’s law and CITES regarding wildlife protection
Vietnam became an official member of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1994. Since then, the Convention’s provisions have been step by step incorporated into the country’s legal framework. This article assesses the compatibility between CITES provisions and two important laws concerning wildlife conservation and protection, the 2015 Penal Code and the 2017 Law on Forestry, and puts forth some recommendations for further improvement.
Vietnamese NA EP discuss EVFTA implementation Vietnamese NA, EP discuss EVFTA implementation
Representatives from the Vietnamese National Assembly and the European Parliament (EP) discussed the implementation of the European Union - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), during an online meeting on December 2.
National Assemblys 10th session concludes National Assembly’s 10th session concludes
The 10th session of the 14th National Assembly wrapped up in Hanoi on November 17, completing all the tasks set for the session, which were held in two phases, with the first held via videoconferencing from October 20 to 27 and the second in person from November 2 to 17.
One resolution one bill passed at NAs November 16 meeting One resolution, one bill passed at NA’s November 16 meeting
Legislators adopted a resolution on urban administration model in Ho Chi Minh City and the revised law on HIV/AIDS prevention and control on November 16 during the plenary session of the National Assembly’s 10th sitting.
Legislatures year-end meeting to pass seven laws three resolutions Legislature’s year-end meeting to pass seven laws, three resolutions
The 10th sitting of the National Assembly opened on October 20 in Hanoi was expected to proceed via video conferencing till October 27 and to gather for face-to-face discussions during the plenary session from November 2 to 17.
NA Chairwoman urges measures to boost socio-economic development NA Chairwoman urges measures to boost socio-economic development
Opening the 10th session of the National Assembly in Hanoi on October 20, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan asked lawmakers to devise effective measures and orientations to bolster sustainable socio-economic development.
National Assembly starts 10th sitting National Assembly starts 10th sitting
The 14th-tenure National Assembly started its 10th sitting held via a video teleconference at 9:00am on October 20.
NA Standing Committees 49th meeting wraps up NA Standing Committee’s 49th meeting wraps up
The 49th meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee wrapped up in Hanoi on October 15. The meeting took place amid flooding causing severe loss of life and property in the central region, with many officials, soldiers and citizens unaccounted for. 
Vietnams juvenile justice as compared to common juvenile justice models around the world Vietnam’s juvenile justice as compared to common juvenile justice models around the world
This paper outlines the remarkable evolution of juvenile justice in Vietnam. It discusses the extent to which Vietnamese juvenile justice and related laws and policies have been shaped by identifiable ideologies and models of intervention. Moreover, the legal framework governing juvenile justice, mainly the 2016 Law on Children, the 2015 Penal Code, the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code and the 2010 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments, is introduced to show the complex and scattered state of relevant legislation. The paper offers a short analysis of actors who perform the juvenile justice role or function and reveals a system without specialization or clear separation from the justice system for adult offenders. In addition to identifying emerging characteristics of the system, the author compares these with some typical juvenile justice models around the world, namely the welfare model, the justice model and the restorative model, and concludes that the Vietnamese model is a hybrid mixture of these three ones. Finally, the author makes some recommendations on shaping the juvenile justice system of Vietnam in conformity with international standards in order to meet access-to-justice needs of Vietnamese juvenile offenders.
Meeting of ASEAN parliament leaders adopts important documents Meeting of ASEAN parliament leaders adopts important documents
A joint communiqué and 26 resolutions were adopted at the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-41) which wrapped up on September 10.

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