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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Tags: legal framework
Karaoke parties: When leisure becomes torture Karaoke parties: When leisure becomes torture
In January, local media reported that P.Q.T., a 25-year-old man in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Chanh district, was stabbed with a knife and iron tubes by a group of four while singing karaoke with his friends at home.
Vietnams position in negotiating an instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction Vietnam’s position in negotiating an instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction
Nguyen Hong Thao and Le Thi Anh Dao The establishment of a legally binding instrument on biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction and Vietnam’s need for participation The access to, use and benefit sharing of biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) have not been comprehensively governed by existing international law, whilst marine genetic resources are becoming the subject of competition due to substantial economic benefits those resources provide. Cognizant of growing threats to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ), the General Assembly of the United Nations has issued a resolution to establish an Ad Hoc Open-ended Informal Working Group to study BBNJ issues since 2004, followed by the convening of the Intergovernmental Conference with four sessions held between 2018 and 2020 to elaborate the text of the BBNJ instrument .
Breakthrough environmental protection policies to facilitate sustainable conservation of natural resources Breakthrough environmental protection policies to facilitate sustainable conservation of natural resources
The 2020 Law on Environmental Protection (the Law), effective from 2022, introduces numerous breakthrough policies concerning environmental criteria-based classification of investment projects, environmental licenses, circular economy, response to climate change, responsibility for environmental incident prevention and response, application of best available techniques, environmental audit, and mechanisms to enhance environmental protection law compliance. This article highlights the above policies as part of the State’s environmental protection efforts.
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.
Online dispute resolution in Vietnam Online dispute resolution in Vietnam
To address the growing number of disputes arising from e-commerce transactions over the recent years while traditional methods of at-court dispute resolution become ineffective, the governments of many countries around the world have adopted online dispute resolution mechanisms, including alternative dispute resolution methods (negotiation, mediation and arbitration) and court proceedings using the Internet as a special tool in part or the whole of the dispute resolution process. This article provides an overview of this process in the country and proposes solutions for increasing the application of online dispute resolution methods.
Secured assets under Vietnams Law Secured assets under Vietnam’s Law
Group of students from Class 4234b
Hanoi Law University[1]
Over the past years, the law on secured transactions and secured transaction registration has gradually become complete, meeting the requirements of the real socio-economic life in Vietnam and the process of global economic integration. There is no doubt about the important role of secured transactions in credit growth and economic development. One key important element of secured transactions is collateral (secured assets). Both parties (the securing party and secured creditor) should pay close attention to determination of assets used as collateral when entering into a contract. However, the current legal framework applicable to collateral remains controversial.
National strategy for AI research and application approved National strategy for AI research and application approved
The nation sets forth a target of being among top 4 in ASEAN and top 50 in the world in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) research, development and application by 2030, according to a national strategy for AI research, development and application through 2030, which was approved by Prime Minister in Decision 127/QD-TTg
PM launches legal aid program for SMEs during 2021-25 PM launches legal aid program for SMEs during 2021-25
By 2025, at least 30 percent of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and 60 percent of their legal aid providers will be provided with legal retraining so that they will be able to mitigate their legal risks during business operation, according to Prime Minister Decision 81/QD-TTg, approving a legal aid program for SMEs in the 2021-2025 period.
General law of guarantees General law of guarantees
Bui Duc Giang
Attorney at law and PhD in law
Guarantees are personal security recognized by the general law of security. The security is used both in the context of corporate financing and retail banking. Civil Code 91/2015/QH13 dated November 24, 2015 (the Civil Code) creates the general law for this security interest of which this article tries to provide an overview.
Law on Mediation and Dialogue at Court Law on Mediation and Dialogue at Court
On June 16, 2020, the National Assembly passed the Law on Mediation and Dialogue at Court (the Law). Coming into force from January 2021, the Law builds an effective legal framework for mediation and dialogue at court for agencies, organizations and individuals.

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