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Thursday, December 3, 2020
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Vietnam-US defense policy dialogue held online Vietnam-US defense policy dialogue held online
The 2020 Vietnam-US defense policy dialogue was held online on November 24, under the chair of Deputy Minister of Defense Sen. Lieut. Gen. Hoang Xuan Chien and US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs (IPSA) David F. Helvey.
PM Phuc: Efforts needed to build sustainable inclusive resilient future PM Phuc: Efforts needed to build sustainable, inclusive, resilient future
To overcome current challenges, countries need to stay united, build trust, intensify cooperation and share joint responsibility towards sustainable, inclusive development in which no state or body is left behind, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said.
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.
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?
Justice ministry hosts online ASEAN Law Forum 2020 Justice ministry hosts online ASEAN Law Forum 2020
The Ministry of Justice in coordination with ASEAN member countries and the ASEAN Secretariat held an online law forum on November 4.
Vietnam developed a sound legal framework to promote gender equality: UN expert Vietnam developed a sound legal framework to promote gender equality: UN expert
The United Nations Population Fund Country Office in Vietnam has recently rendered technical support to the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in preparing a review report of 10 years of implementing the Law on Gender Equality of Vietnam. On this occasion, Naomi Kitahara, UNFPA Representative in Vietnam, grants Vietnam Law & Legal Forum magazine an interview on the results achieved in Vietnam’s gender equality work as well as things that should be improved in the future.
United Nations to remain as lighthouse for multilateralism: Deputy PM United Nations to remain as lighthouse for multilateralism: Deputy PM
The United Nations will remain as a lighthouse for multilateralism and an incubator of initiatives for global peace and development, said Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at a reception to celebrate the UN’s 75th founding anniversary in Hanoi on October 23.
NA Chairwoman urges measures to boost socio-economic development NA Chairwoman urges measures to boost socio-economic development
Opening the 10th session of the National Assembly in Hanoi on October 20, Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan asked lawmakers to devise effective measures and orientations to bolster sustainable socio-economic development.
Meeting of ASEAN parliament leaders adopts important documents Meeting of ASEAN parliament leaders adopts important documents
A joint communiqué and 26 resolutions were adopted at the 41st General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-41) which wrapped up on September 10.

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