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Saturday, January 23, 2021
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Punitive measures against corruption under the Nguyen dynasty Punitive measures against corruption under the Nguyen dynasty
Tran Hong Nhung LL.D.
Hanoi Law University
The Nguyen dynasty (1802-1884) was often recalled for its strong determination to fight corruption through resolute, strict and clear measures, which served as an effective tool to deter and educate the public as well as to prevent and restrict embezzlement and corruption. In 207 corruption cases recorded in “Dai Nam thuc luc” (Chronicles of Great Vietnam), a 10-volume authentic history book, the Nguyen rulers applied various punitive measures against such crime, which can be classified into criminal and administrative ones.
General law of guarantees General law of guarantees
Bui Duc Giang
Attorney at law and PhD in law
Guarantees are personal security recognized by the general law of security. The security is used both in the context of corporate financing and retail banking. Civil Code 91/2015/QH13 dated November 24, 2015 (the Civil Code) creates the general law for this security interest of which this article tries to provide an overview.
Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing Vietnam pioneers post-pandemic carbon pricing
Thang Nam Do
Having contained the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is becoming the first developing country to adopt carbon pricing in the post-pandemic period to help guide a cleaner recovery. On November 17, Vietnam’s National Assembly passed the revised Law on Environmental Protection legalizing an emission trading scheme. The law will take effect on January 1, 2022. This policy is expected to strengthen Vietnam’s commitment to greenhouse gas emission reduction under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It paves the way for the country to further tap its significant renewable energy potential, and switch to a low-carbon development model in the post-COVID-19 recovery era.
Law on Mediation and Dialogue at Court Law on Mediation and Dialogue at Court
On June 16, 2020, the National Assembly passed the Law on Mediation and Dialogue at Court (the Law). Coming into force from January 2021, the Law builds an effective legal framework for mediation and dialogue at court for agencies, organizations and individuals.
Ministers responsibility for quality of draft laws should be enhanced: official Ministers’ responsibility for quality of draft laws should be enhanced: official
On November 24, a Government’s conference on law building, improvement and implementation was held. On this occasion, Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for Legal Affairs Hoang Thanh Tung granted an interview to the Online Newspaper of the Government to share his experience on how to improve quality and ensure progress of draft legal documents, in which he believes greater attention should be paid to the responsibility of ministers.
Binh Dinh province eyes hi-tech green investment Binh Dinh province eyes hi-tech green investment
Located in the southern central coast and central key economic region of the country, Binh Dinh province borders Quang Ngai province to the north, Phu Yen province to the south, Gia Lai province to the west and the East Sea to the east with a coastline of 134 kilometers.
Autonomy in higher education: Tuition fee increase must go along with training quality improvement Autonomy in higher education: Tuition fee increase must go along with training quality improvement
In early June this year, students of the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University, a public university managed by the Ministry of Education and Training, were shocked to hear that the tuition fee for the 2020-21 academic year will increase to VND 30-70 million (around USD 1,300-3,000), a significant hike from the average fee level of VND 13 million applied in the previous academic year.
New regulations on tax administration New regulations on tax administration
The guiding text of the 2019 Law on Tax Administration has recently been issued by the Government with a series of new provisions designed to create convenience for taxpayers and reduce tax-related compliance costs while increasing the effectiveness of tax administration activities.
Labor Code helps build harmonious stable and progressive industrial relations during Vietnams international integration Labor Code helps build harmonious, stable and progressive industrial relations during Vietnam’s international integration
The new Labor Code was passed last November with major amendments and will take effect from the beginning of next year. Compared to the Labor Code which was enacted for the first time in 1994 and revised four times in 2002, 2006, 2007 and 2012, the 2019 Labor Code (the Code) has fundamental and comprehensive revisions and becomes a new legal framework facilitating the building of harmonious, stable and progressive industrial relations in the context of a socialist-oriented market economy and making Vietnam’s labor law better match international labor standards and serve the international integration process of the country.
Tax-related investment arbitration: a critical view from a developing countrys perspective Tax-related investment arbitration: a critical view from a developing country’s perspective
Tax avoidance strategies using offshore indirect transfer have become popular among multinational companies and caused negative impacts on developing countries. This article discusses difficulties that developing countries have been facing in the fight against tax evasion by multinational companies and suggests the way forward to prevent the abuse of investor-state dispute settlement mechanism for tax avoidance in the globe.

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