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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Tags: protection of wildlife
Penal liability of corporate legal persons for wildlife-related crimes Penal liability of corporate legal persons for wildlife-related crimes
The 2015 Penal Code prescribes heavy fines for corporate legal persons’ crimes violating regulations on management and protection of endangered, precious and rare wild animals, ranging from VND 300 million to VND 15 billion. This shows that Vietnam is always aware of the nature and danger of these crimes to the ecological environment.
Protection of endangered precious and rare wildlife under the 2015 Penal Code Protection of endangered, precious, and rare wildlife under the 2015 Penal Code
Compared to the 1999 version, the 2015 Penal Code’s provisions on protection of wildlife have been significantly revised toward expanding the scope of application of the monetary penalty, increasing penalties and adding some aggravating circumstances. This article analyzes these regulations and proposes a number of recommendations for more effective protection of endangered, precious, and rare wildlife.
Corporate penal liability in Vietnam Corporate penal liability in Vietnam
The 2015 Penal Code marks a great progress in the country’s criminal justice by holding commercial legal entities liable for their criminal acts. Its novel provisions create a legal basis for the fight against criminal acts committed by commercial legal entities in recent years as well as for international cooperation on combating crime, especially transnational organized crime.
Revised Penal Code Revised Penal Code
According to the Justice Ministry’s report, the Law Revising a Number of Articles of the Penal Code covers reduction of death penalty; adjustment of quantitative amounts for examining penal liability for a number of crimes and adjustment of crime-constituting elements and penalties for economic, environmental, scientific and technological
Revised Penal Code Revised Penal Code
According to the Justice Ministry’s report, the Law Revising a Number of Articles of the Penal Code (the Law) covers reduction of death penalty; adjustment of quantitative amounts for examining penal liability for a number of crimes and adjustment of crime-constituting elements and penalties for economic, environmental, scientific and technological, human trafficking, terrorist, and money laundering crimes.
Law on Biodiversity Law on Biodiversity
Vietnam’s first-ever law on biodiversity will take effect on July 1 this year.

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