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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Tags: the Ministry of Public Security
New Law on Public-Private Partnership in Vietnam New Law on Public-Private Partnership in Vietnam
On June 18, 2020, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed the long awaited Law on Public-Private Partnership (PPP Law) which establishes an umbrella legal framework for all PPP projects and aims to attract more private investment to the development of Vietnam’s infrastructure. This article looks at some of the key changes under the Law, some positive and some less so, with respect to making the PPP framework more appealing to private sector developers, investors and lenders.
Foreign e-commerce traders to be under control Foreign e-commerce traders to be under control
Foreign traders and organizations that set up websites with Vietnamese domain names or in Vietnamese language or establish e-commerce trading floors with 100,000 transactions per year from Vietnam would have to register e-commerce activities with competent agencies.
Exit postponement under Vietnams criminal procedure Law Exit postponement under Vietnam’s criminal procedure Law
As defined in the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code, exit postponement is a deterrent measure in criminal procedure that may be imposed on persons against whom denunciations or criminal case initiation proposals are made, the accused or defendants when there are sufficient valid grounds (to believe that they have committed an offense) in order to prevent them from leaving the country for a given period of time while their criminal case initiation, investigation, prosecution or trial are carried out.
Draft tightens insurers responsibility for indemnifying motor vehicle owners Draft tightens insurers’ responsibility for indemnifying motor vehicle owners
The Ministry of Finance has proposed changes to Decree 103 of 2008 regarding compulsory civil liability insurance of motor vehicle owners, aiming to facilitate motor vehicle owners’ participation in civil liability insurance and increase responsibility of insurance firms.
Procedures for issuance of chip-based ID cards to be simplified Procedures for issuance of chip-based ID cards to be simplified
From the beginning of 2021, citizens would not be required to fill in declarations in paper form when applying for issuance, renewal and reissuance of chip-based ID cards, according to a draft circular prepared by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS).
New fireworks rules to come into effect on January 11 New fireworks rules to come into effect on January 11
To An Xo, chief of the Office of the Ministry of Public Security (MoPS), talks to the press about Decree No 137/2020/ND-CP on the management and use of firecrackers and fireworks that will come into effect from January 11 next year.
Legislatures year-end meeting to pass seven laws three resolutions Legislature’s year-end meeting to pass seven laws, three resolutions
The 10th sitting of the National Assembly opened on October 20 in Hanoi was expected to proceed via video conferencing till October 27 and to gather for face-to-face discussions during the plenary session from November 2 to 17.
Vietnams juvenile justice as compared to common juvenile justice models around the world Vietnam’s juvenile justice as compared to common juvenile justice models around the world
This paper outlines the remarkable evolution of juvenile justice in Vietnam. It discusses the extent to which Vietnamese juvenile justice and related laws and policies have been shaped by identifiable ideologies and models of intervention. Moreover, the legal framework governing juvenile justice, mainly the 2016 Law on Children, the 2015 Penal Code, the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code and the 2010 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments, is introduced to show the complex and scattered state of relevant legislation. The paper offers a short analysis of actors who perform the juvenile justice role or function and reveals a system without specialization or clear separation from the justice system for adult offenders. In addition to identifying emerging characteristics of the system, the author compares these with some typical juvenile justice models around the world, namely the welfare model, the justice model and the restorative model, and concludes that the Vietnamese model is a hybrid mixture of these three ones. Finally, the author makes some recommendations on shaping the juvenile justice system of Vietnam in conformity with international standards in order to meet access-to-justice needs of Vietnamese juvenile offenders.
Personal identification numbers to be issued for every citizen Personal identification numbers to be issued for every citizen
The national population database management agency would establish personal identification numbers for citizens having birth registration certificates but not yet been issued PINs.
Some key points of Vietnams new Investment Law Some key points of Vietnam’s new Investment Law
The National Assembly of Vietnam passed a new Law on Investment on June 17, 2020, which will become effective on January 1, 2021 (LOI 2020) and replace the 2014 Law on Investment (LOI 2014). In this post, we briefly discuss some new key points of the LOI 2020.

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