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President’s order on nine new laws announced

Update: December, 12/2018 - 09:00
The Presidential Office held a press conference in Hà Nội yesterday to announce the President’s order to promulgate nine laws which were adopted at the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly.— VNA/VNS Photo laodong.vn

HÀ NỘI  — The Presidential Office held a press conference in Hà Nội yesterday to announce the President’s order to promulgate nine laws which were adopted at the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly.

They include the Law on Corruption Prevention and Combat, the Law on Protection of State Secrets, the Law on Amnesty, the Law on Public Security, the Law on Việt Nam Coast Guard, the Law on Amending and Supplementing Some Articles of 37 Laws Related to Planning, the Law on Tertiary Education, the Law on Cultivation and the Law on Animal Husbandry.

With 10 chapters and 96 articles, the Law on Corruption Prevention and Combat stipulates the expansion of anti-corruption activities in the non-State sector. 
An exclusive chapter was included to specify the role of leaders of agencies, organisations and units in the anti-corruption effort.

The law will come into force on July 1, 2019.

The Law on Protection of State Secrets will take effect on July 1, 2020, with five chapters and 28 articles.

A progressive provision of the law sets the term of the protection of State secrets from 10 to 30 years to ensure citizens’ right to access information.

The Law on Amnesty will be enacted from July 1, 2019. It consists of six chapters with 39 articles stipulating the procedures for implementing amnesty as well as requirements for those who are offered pardons and the rights and obligations of amnesty recipients.

The law also prescribes the provision of amnesty in special cases and the responsibilities of agencies and organisations in the field.

The Law on Việt Nam Coast Guard defines the role and position of the Vietnamese coast guard as the people’s armed forces and specialised forces of the State, playing a core role in enforcing laws, protecting national security and maintaining order and safety at sea.

It also stipulates the functions of Vietnamese coast guards, including consulting the Minister of Defence on policies and laws on national security and maintenance of maritime order and safety and the protection of national sovereignty and jurisdiction in Vietnamese waters. 

The law also prescribes seven groups of tasks and 19 powers of Vietnamese coast guards, including international co-operation and coordination activities.

Its eight chapters with 41 articles will come into force on July 1, 2019. — VNS

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