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NA adopts changes to 2015 Penal Code

2024-03-26 22:45:09

NA adopts changes to 2015 Penal Code

Teenagers between  一 四 and  一 六 will bear criminal liability for very serious crimes under amendments and supplements to the  二0 一 五 Penal Code adopted by the parliament yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo An Đăng

HÀ NỘI – Teenagers between  一 四 and  一 六 will bear criminal liability for very serious crimes under amendments and supplements to the  二0 一 五 Penal Code adopted by the parliament yesterday.

The National Assembly approved amendments and supplements to some articles of the  二0 一 五 Penal Code with  四 三 四 deputies, or  八 八. 三 九 per cent, voting yes.

Under the amended law, persons aged  一 四 to  一 六 will have to bear penal liability for very serious crimes or extremely serious crimes of intentionally inflicting injury or causing harm to the health of other persons, rape and kidnapping in order to appropriate property.

People in this age group will not be charged with criminal liability for less serious or serious crimes related to the three charges.

NA adopts changes to 2015 Penal Code

The law also narrows down the scale for penal liability for non-denunciation of crimes. Specifically, the grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, offspring, grandchild, sibling, wife or husband of an offender will not bear penal liability for failing to denounce the offenders’ crimes, excepting for those related to national security or extremely serious crimes.

The law has a new article on violations of regulations by multi-level businesses, fixing the highest penalty at VNĐ 五 billion or five years in prison.

With  八 九. 四 一 percent of votes, the parliament also approved a resolution saying that the enforcement of the amended  二0 一 五 Penal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code, the Law on Organisation of Criminal Investigation Agency, and Laws on Custody and Temporary Detention, will start from January  一,  二0 一 八.

Meanwhile, the dates mentioned in regulations stated in the NA Resolution  一 一0/ 二0 一 五/QH 一 三 on November  二 七,  二0 一 七 on the implementation of the  二0 一 五 Penal Code, will be changed from “July  一,  二0 一 六” to “January  一,  二0 一 八”, and “January  一,  二0 一 九” to “January  一,  二0 二0”.

State compensation, legal aid

Also yesterday, deputies approved the revised laws on State compensation liability and Legal Aid with  九 二. 四 六 percent of the vote.

The revised draft Law on State Compensation comprises nine chapters and  七 八 articles, stipulating the State’s liability to compensate individuals and organisations suffering damage caused by officials on duty.

It defines rights and obligations of sufferers, compensation-liable agencies, procedures to settle compensation claims, and responsibilities of State-run agencies in the field.

The revised Law on Legal Aid received  九 三. 二 八 per cent of yes votes. It comprises eight chapters and  五 一 articles, stipulating those who are subject to legal assistance, legal aid activities, and responsibilities of agencies, organisations and individuals in the sphere.

NA adopts changes to 2015 Penal Code

It states that legal aid is the provision of free legal services for eligible people, contributing to ensuring human and citizen rights in access to justice and equality.

Some lawmakers proposed reviewing regulations on children, people with disability, and victims of human trafficking, as well as supplementing some subjects to the group of those receiving legal aid, like people living on or under the poverty line, those completing prison sentences, and overseas Vietnamese.

Head of the NA Co妹妹ittee for Legal Affairs, Nguyễn Khắc Định, said the scope of people receiving legal assistance in the draft law increased to  一 四 groups from the previous seven.

The NA Standing Co妹妹ittee asked the legislature to continue expanding legal assistance for all children and ethnic minority people living in particularly disadvantaged areas. – VNS