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Friday, May 27, 2022
Tags: Penal Code
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.
Official Gazette issues Nos 05-08/2022 released on April 22 2022 Official Gazette issues Nos 05-08/2022, released on April 22, 2022
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.
Exercise of the right to freedom of enterprise in the sharing economy Exercise of the right to freedom of enterprise in the sharing economy
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has led to emergence of new business lines based on digital platforms following the model of sharing economy (Grab, peer-to-peer lending, ride and accomodation sharing, etc.). However, enterprises engaged in such business lines are encountering numerous difficulties due to incompleteness of the existing legal framework concerning this issue. This article brings an insight into the realization of the right to freedom of enterprise in the sharing economy in Vietnam and gives recommendations for promoting the development of this model in the country.
Improving the execution of life imprisonment sentences in the context of judicial reform in Vietnam Improving the execution of life imprisonment sentences in the context of judicial reform in Vietnam
The Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments was passed in 2019 by the National Assembly[1], significantly contributing to the institutionalization of the Party’s guidelines and the State’s humanitarian policy toward convicts and inmates. Since then, the execution of criminal judgments has recorded notable progresses; security and safety of detention and custody facilities have been better guaranteed; and the correctional education of prisoners has become more effective, thus facilitating the exercise of their human rights.
Vietnam revises Criminal Procedure Code to meet its CPTPP commitments Vietnam revises Criminal Procedure Code to meet its CPTPP commitments
Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) last month passed the Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Criminal Procedure Code (the Code) to be effective on December 1, 2021. A key reason for the NA to consider and pass these revised provisions right at a single session was to fulfill Vietnam’s commitments under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Below we look into the Law’s provisions that have been designed to meet the CPTPP’s requirements on taking the initiative to initiate legal action to protect industrial property rights over trademarks and geographical indications.
Money laundering crimes on the rise: situation and solutions Money laundering crimes on the rise: situation and solutions
The number of criminal cases showing signs of money laundering in Vietnam is on a rapid increase, reaching over 11,000 cases per year on average. In some cases, the appropriated money amount mounts to trillions of Vietnam dong. Every day, the Anti-Money Laundering Department of the State Bank of Vietnam receives, analyzes and processes thousands of reports on suspicious transactions.
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.
NA Standing Committees fifth session wraps up NA Standing Committee’s fifth session wraps up
The fifth session of the National Assembly Standing Committee concluded in Hanoi on November 23 under the chair of chief legislator Vuong Dinh Hue.
NA Standing Committee opens fifth sitting NA Standing Committee opens fifth sitting
The National Assembly’s Standing Committee convened its fifth sitting in Hanoi on November 22 under the chair of NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

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