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Monday, October 3, 2022
Tags: maritime zones
Thirty years implementation of Vietnam Marine Strategy: a long stride in realizing the strategic vision Thirty years’ implementation of Vietnam Marine Strategy: a long stride in realizing the strategic vision
Sustainable development of marine economy is an aspiration, a dream and goal of Vietnam’s socio-economic development policies which suits the world’s trend of development of blue marine economy. The Vietnam Marine Strategy for the 2007-20 period and the Strategy for sustainable development of marine economy for the 1993-2022 period implemented over the past 30 years have contributed to realizing such goal.
Guiding text of Environmental Protection Law available Guiding text of Environmental Protection Law available
With 169 articles arranged in 13 chapters, Government Decree 08/2022/ND-CP dated January 10 contains significant provisions detailing the 2020 Law on Environmental Protection.
Draft amended Petroleum Law to facilitate investment in petrol and oil sector Draft amended Petroleum Law to facilitate investment in petrol and oil sector
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has released a draft amended Petroleum Law, which is expected to be submitted to the National Assembly (NA) for passage this October.
UNCLOS provides an effective mechanism for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes UNCLOS provides an effective mechanism for peaceful resolution of maritime disputes
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Prof. Carl Thayer, University of New South Wales, Australia, in an interview with the Vietnam News Agency, gave some opinions about the significance of the Convention and the way forward.
Environmental license under Law on Environmental Protection Environmental license under Law on Environmental Protection
The 2020 Law on Environmental Protection, which will come into force from the beginning of next year, has a significant change concerning environmental license. Accordingly, environmental license combines the contents of the individual environmental permit provided in the current regulations and will be used as a substitute for such permit.
Viability of the South China Sea Arbitration Award: an analysis Viability of the South China Sea Arbitration Award: an analysis
On July 12, 2016, an international tribunal in the Hague issued its final award in favor of the Philippines against China and addressed a number of legal questions in the South China Sea (known as East Sea in Vietnam). Five years have passed, given that the South China Sea situation remains unresolved and China still rejects the arbitration, this landmark decision has inspired numerous discussions on legal issues and has been considered providing a legal background for the maritime activities taken by various countries in the South China Sea.
South China Sea amid COVID-19 pandemic South China Sea amid COVID-19 pandemic
Facing the COVID-19 pandemic, the claimant States in the South China Sea (also known as the East Sea) confront with another virus on the maritime front. It’s the virus on expansion of claim and intimidation. After having successfully controlled the coronavirus, China has undertaken a series of actions to establish its administration over the whole East Sea. The actions are various from fisheries to maritime surveys, diplomatic notes, establishing new districts, naming shoals to coercion. Chinese victims are not limited to only one country but also Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and even Indonesia.
Significant values of UNCLOS to Vietnams maritime strategy Significant values of UNCLOS to Vietnam’s maritime strategy
November 16, 2019, is the 25th anniversary of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The Convention is one of the most important achievements of international law and the United Nations in the 20th century and continues to assert its role as the “Constitution of the seas and oceans” in the 21st century.
All nations must uphold the rule of law in the East Sea All nations must uphold the rule of law in the East Sea
In a recent interview with Vietnam News Agency, Nguyen Manh Dong, head of the Maritime Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ National Border Committee, reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy that all international disputes, including those in the South China Sea (known in Vietnam as the East Sea), must be resolved by peaceful means as regulated in the Charter of the United Nations and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
New laws that take effect on the first of July New laws that take effect on the first of July
These include the Law on Competition, Law on Anti-Corruption, Law on the People's Public Security Forces, Law on Special Amnesty, Law on Vietnam Coast Guard, and Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Higher Education

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