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National Assembly passes new notary legislation

Update: June, 21/2014 - 08:51

HA NOI  (VNS) — More than 90 per cent of National Assembly deputies yesterday approved the revised Law on Notary at the ongoing seventh session.

The newly adopted law includes 10 chapters and 81 articles covering notaries, notary public practice, notary public institutions, notary procedures and State management of notary public activities.

The promulgation of the revised law is expected to address current limitations and create a legal basis for new developments in notary services. It is also envisaged that it will help the nation's notary services advance and conform to international practices.

Several amendments to the law cover eligibility criteria for a notary, exemption from having to undergo notary public training, notaries' responsibilities for the translation of documents, and principles of notary public practice.

There were many different opinions on Article 10, which decides eligibility for exemption from notary public training. Under the newly passed law, people exempted from training include judges, prosecutors and investigators with at least five years of experience; lawyers practising for five years or more; professors, associate professors specialising in law; doctors of law; senior judiciary inspectors and senior procurators; and senior officials, researchers and lecturers in the legal field.

The law will come into force on January 1, 2015.

During the morning session, NA deputies also discussed the revised draft law on Viet Nam People's Army Officers. — VNS

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