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Thursday, October 6, 2022
Tags: leniency
The 2022 Amnesty Decision announced The 2022 Amnesty Decision announced
The President Office announced the 2022 Amnesty Decision in a press conference on July 4.
Protection of women under the Penal Code1 Protection of women under the Penal Code[1]
At present, the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Code), as the only source of Vietnam’s penal law, clearly expresses the State’s policies to protect women and translates into domestic laws international standards on the protection of women.
Improving the execution of life imprisonment sentences in the context of judicial reform in Vietnam Improving the execution of life imprisonment sentences in the context of judicial reform in Vietnam
The Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments was passed in 2019 by the National Assembly[1], significantly contributing to the institutionalization of the Party’s guidelines and the State’s humanitarian policy toward convicts and inmates. Since then, the execution of criminal judgments has recorded notable progresses; security and safety of detention and custody facilities have been better guaranteed; and the correctional education of prisoners has become more effective, thus facilitating the exercise of their human rights.
Presidents amnesty decision officially announced President’s amnesty decision officially announced
The 2021 amnesty decision of the Vietnamese President was announced at a press conference held in Hanoi on August 31.
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.
New Competition Law: transformation from per se to rule of reason approach New Competition Law: transformation from per se to rule of reason approach
The Competition Law that came into force on July 1, 2005, was the very first important milestone in the process of creating a legal framework for fair competition in Vietnam. Unfortunately, both domestic and international business environments have been changing significantly since the promulgation of the Law in 2004. There is strong demand for Vietnamese companies to participate deeply in new global value chains. The 4th Industrial Revolution has facilitated the emergence of new business models that the current Competition Law fails to regulate. Those business modes have changed the market structure and directly affected competition. Therefore, comprehensive revision of the 2004 Competition Law is practically necessary to not only overcome its limitations and shortcomings but also take full advantage of opportunities of economic integration as well as the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Notable changes in the new Penal Code at a glance Notable changes in the new Penal Code at a glance
This article summarizes significant changes in the 2015 Penal Code and its revisions in 2017, including penalizing commercial legal persons for committing certain crimes, scrapping the crime of illegally doing business, and criminally charging corruption-related offenders in the private sector.
Revisions to Competition Law proposed Revisions to Competition Law proposed
The Ministry of Industry and Trade is gathering public comments on a draft law on amendments to the 2004 Competition Law.
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.
Death penalty in Vietnams new Penal Code Death penalty in Vietnam’s new Penal Code
Although retaining the death penalty for many offenses, the Penal Code establishes more stringent conditions for imposition of this penalty to ensure individualized punishment and reduce death sentences.

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