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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Tags: the Party
Vietnam Fatherland Front urged to uphold its role in 90th founding anniversary Vietnam Fatherland Front urged to uphold its role in 90th founding anniversary
Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong said the engagement of the whole community including doctors, nurses, armed forces and ordinary people in the fight against COVID-19 was an outstanding example of national solidarity in which the Vietnam Fatherland Front plays a core role.
National Assemblys 10th session concludes National Assembly’s 10th session concludes
The 10th session of the 14th National Assembly wrapped up in Hanoi on November 17, completing all the tasks set for the session, which were held in two phases, with the first held via videoconferencing from October 20 to 27 and the second in person from November 2 to 17.
12th South China Sea International Conference opens 12th South China Sea International Conference opens
The 12th South China Sea International Conference, with the theme “Maintaining Peace and Cooperation through a Time of Turbulence”, kicked off on November 16 in both the in-person and online formats.
37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits kick off 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits kick off
The 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits kicked off virtually in Hanoi on November 12, with Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong attending.
Youth Law Youth Law
To institutionalize the Party’s guidelines and policies and the 2013 Constitution’s provisions on youth, the 14th National Assembly in June passed the Youth Law (the Law) at its ninth session in replacement of the 2005 version. The Law will come into effect on January 1 next year.
37th ASEAN Summit related meetings on horizon 37th ASEAN Summit, related meetings on horizon
The 37th ASEAN Summit and related meetings, slated for November 12-15, are the most important activity of ASEAN this year, attracting widespread attention both inside and outside of the region, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and General Secretary of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee, Nguyen Quoc Dung, said on November 9.
Internationalization trend and challenges of Vietnams criminal legislation Internationalization trend and challenges of Vietnam’s criminal legislation
Vietnam’s criminal law’s evolution landmarks include the first-ever 1985 Penal Code, 1999 Penal Code (revised in 2009) and the latest Penal Code passed in 2015 (revised in 2017). Each of these codes and its revised version was imbued with characteristics of certain criminal legislation trends in its effective period. In the initial stage of codification of Vietnam’s criminal law, international aspects were embodied in a very moderate manner. The 1985 Penal Code only recognized some international criminal law principles regarding some crimes in order to protect interests of the international community. The 1999 Penal Code went further with some revisions to guarantee Vietnam’s responsibility as a state party to a number of conventions and treaties on criminal justice. However, these two codes have not yet initiated the internationalization trend of Vietnam’s criminal law. Until the 2009 Code revising the 1999 Penal Code and the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017), such trends as modernization, benevolence, international integration, judicial reform and respect for human rights are embraced. So, for what reasons Vietnam’s criminal law has been influenced by international criminal law and more and more clearly leaned toward consistency with international criminal law?
Thread tying ritual - a traditional custom of the Thai Thread tying ritual - a traditional custom of the Thai
A thread tying ritual, called hang van or et van, is an age-old practice of the Thai in the northwestern mountainous region of Vietnam and western parts of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Thanh Hoa provinces, who believe a sick person can get well again after praying the deities of muong troi, the heaven, and having his wandering souls returned to the body through tying a thread around his wrist.
Overview of Vietnams law on wildlife conservation and protection Overview of Vietnam’s law on wildlife conservation and protection
The increase in human population and illegal wildlife hunting has led to a high risk of biodiversity loss and put many of the animals on the brink of extinction. Being fully aware of the seriousness of the situation, the Vietnamese Government has focused on improving the legal framework on wildlife conservation and protection. This article briefly introduces legal documents related to wildlife conservation and protection, analyzes shortcomings and limitations and puts forth some recommendations for improvement.
Taking security over immoveable assets in renewable energy projects Taking security over immoveable assets in renewable energy projects
Under the Amended National Power Development Plan for the Period from 2011 to 2020, with a vision toward 2030, it is expected that renewable energy will account for 10.7 percent of the total power capacity of 572 billion kWh by 2030. The Government’s outlook requires a high demand for capital, including loan capital. In this regard, the project finance should play a significant role in meeting that expectation. Generally, the lenders will expect perfected security interests over all of the property and assets of the project company. This article discusses notable issues in taking security over the immoveable assets of renewable energy projects.

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