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Public feedback invited on draft amended criminal code

Update: July, 16/2015 - 15:02
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at a meeting that presented the NA Standing Committee's resolution on collecting public opinion on the draft amended criminal code yesterday. – Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese people at home and abroad are invited to send in their feedback on the draft amended criminal code from July 15 to September 14.

This is part of a resolution of the National Assembly Standing Committee on collecting public opinion on the draft amended criminal code and the Prime Minister's decision to carry out the move, which were made public in Ha Noi yesterday.

Under resolution 972/NQ-UBTVQH13, the collection of feedback on the bill aims to promote people's right to involvement in governance and utilise their knowledge for preparing a criminal code for better crime prevention and control in the new situation, thus fully and promptly institutionalising the party's resolutions and enforcing the 2013 Constitution.

The full text of the draft bill has been published in Nhan Dan (People) and Dai bieu nhan dan (People's Representative) newspapers and on the electronic portals of the National Assembly, the government and the justice ministry.

People can mail their feedback to the justice ministry office at 60, Tran Phu Street, Ha Noi, email it to or convey it via forums and conferences.

Ministries, agencies and local governments have to report to the justice ministry about the collection of feedback. The justice ministry will report to the Prime Minister by September 23.

The decision by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said the content of the code was subject to public feedback, with a focus on criminal liability of legal entities, the scope of criminal liability of adolescents and the measures to be adopted, instead of criminal treatment methods, toward them, and abolishing of the death sentence for several offences, among others.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at the meeting held yesterday on feedback collection that the revised criminal code was expected to be an effective legal tool for crime control and prevention, helping ensure national sovereignty, security and human rights and promote a socialist market economy.

He called for constructive feedback from the public, organisations and agencies, especially those with expertise such as the Viet Nam Lawyers Association and the Viet Nam Bar Federation.

The bill on the amended criminal code is part of the agenda of the National Assembly's next session from October 20 to November 11. —VNS

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