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Thursday, December 3, 2020
Tags: Hanoi
Vietnam to continue with efforts to realize APEC Vision 2040: Official Vietnam to continue with efforts to realize APEC Vision 2040: Official
APEC leaders recently adopted the APEC Vision 2040, and Vietnam will actively contribute to its realization to help build an open, dynamic, resilient, and peaceful Asia-Pacific community, according to Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks OVs opinions on national development Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeks OVs' opinions on national development
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a meeting in Hanoi on November 26 to seek overseas Vietnamese (OV)'s opinions about the results of the five-year implementation of the Politburo’s Directive No. 45/CT-TW and how to develop the country in the new context.
Spokeswoman: Countries call for sustainable peace in East Sea Spokeswoman: Countries call for sustainable peace in East Sea
Many countries expressed their concern over the situation in the East Sea and affirmed a need to maintain sustainable peace and long-term stability in the important waters, during the 37th ASEAN Summit and the 15th East Asia Summit (EAS), Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
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.
Record number of documents adopted at 37th ASEAN Summit against COVID-19 backdrop Record number of documents adopted at 37th ASEAN Summit against COVID-19 backdrop
The 37th ASEAN Summit and related summits wrapped up on November 15 with more than 80 documents adopted to concretize the joint efforts of ASEAN member states and their partners in strengthening cooperation against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam Business Summit 2020 opens Vietnam Business Summit 2020 opens
The Vietnam Business Summit 2020, the largest annual trade and investment promotion event in the country, opened in Hanoi on November 12.
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.
Floods in Central Vietnam: Revising law to ensure effectiveness and lawfulness of charitable activities Floods in Central Vietnam: Revising law to ensure effectiveness and lawfulness of charitable activities
The Central Vietnam is undergoing tough times when severe storms have led to landslides and flash floods causing enormous damage to the lives, health and assets of people. Many local and international organizations and individuals have joined relief efforts and handed over huge donations to help the victims.
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?

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