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Friday, October 7, 2022
Tags: penal liability
Social work services to be under control Social work services to be under control
The State would diversify types of social work services and encourage organizations and individuals to found not-for-profit private social work establishments, according to a draft decree on social work released by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Penal liability of legal persons for polluting acts under Vietnams penal code Penal liability of legal persons for polluting acts under Vietnam’s penal code
Environmental pollution has not only caused damage to property and human health and life but also exerted great adverse impacts on the national economy. Criminal laws of Vietnam contain provisions on handling on legal persons’ acts of polluting the environment, covering the examination of their penal liability.
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.
Draft law aims at better protection of consumers in particular transactions Draft law aims at better protection of consumers in particular transactions
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has recently unveiled a draft amended law on protection of consumer rights, proposing several new regulations on protection of rights of consumers engaged in particular transactions with business organizations and individuals.
Fatal child abuse case necessitates a stronger protection system for children Fatal child abuse case necessitates a stronger protection system for children
Vietnam's current law has so far identified acts of child abuse and at the same time devised penalties for violators. However, it seems not enough to guarantee the safety for children. According to experts, the alarming child abuse in the country is attributable to several causes, such as misconception of child discipline, social indifference of child violence, and light penalties for perpetrators.
New guidance on trial of criminal cases involving usury New guidance on trial of criminal cases involving usury
The Supreme People’s Court’s Judicial Council on December 20 issued Resolution 01 guiding Article 201 of the 2015 Penal Code regarding trial of criminal cases involving usury in civil transactions.
Judicial remedies of compulsory medical treatment and education at reformatories under Vietnams Law Judicial remedies of compulsory medical treatment and education at reformatories under Vietnam’s Law
This article highlights new provisions of the 2015 Penal Code and the 2019 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments[1] regarding the two judicial remedies of compulsory medical treatment and education at reformatories applied to juvenile offenders in Vietnam.
Assurance of adversarial process in trials under Vietnams Constitution and procedural laws of adversarial process in trials under Vietnams Constitution and procedural laws Assurance of adversarial process in trials under Vietnam’s Constitution and procedural laws of adversarial process in trials under Vietnam’s Constitution and procedural laws
The adversarial process in trials enshrined in the 2013 Constitution is a milestone marking changes in viewpoints and approaches during judicial reform toward an independent and transparent judicial system. This article introduces the adversarial process in trials as recognized in the Constitution and concretized in the procedural laws of Vietnam.
Usury in civil transactions to be criminalized Usury in civil transactions to be criminalized
Persons committing usury in civil transactions could be criminally charged, according to a draft resolution prepared by the Supreme People’s Court to guide Article 201 of the 2015 Penal Code regarding the offense of usury and trial of usury cases in civil transactions.
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.

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