12/29/2015 - 17:43 (VOVworld) - The 7th session of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Presidium opened in Hanoi on Tuesday. Delegates agreed on increasing the VFF’s role in the political system and society and applauded its contributions to national unity, social criticism and supervision, and Party building. Nguyen Tuc, a member of the VFF Presidium, said: “The VFF should unify its actions to encourage... More 11/15/2015 - 14:55 (VOVworld) – The Vietnam Fatherland Front held a ceremony in Hanoi on Sunday to mark its 85th anniversary and launch an emulation movement to build new rural areas and civilized urban areas. More 9/11/2015 - 15:07 (VOVworld) – The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) was established on September 10, 1955, with the purpose of promoting national unity during the resistance for national liberation and reunification. It has played an important role in building up national unity to fulfill historic tasks. More … [Read more...] about social supervision and criticism VOV5
Leadership conference on civil and human rights
VietNamNet Bridge - Why not prescribe the compulsory procedures on the people’s review of the draft Constitution to confirm whether the content of the Constitution actually expresses the general will of the people or not … suggested Dr. Nguyen Minh Doan, from the Hanoi Law University at the conference of the Legislative Research Journal of the National Assembly--on the draft amendments to the Constitution 1992 last week. At the conference, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Minh Thuyet, said the Article 4 should clearly stipulate the method of the Party’s leadership over the State and society to avoid the current imbalance: the rights and obligations of the people and of state agencies are stipulated very specifically while the rights and obligations of the Party, the leading force of the state and the people are very sketchy. Related to the institution on the state of law, Dr. Hoang Van Nghia, Vice Rector of the Institute for Human Rights, said that the jurisdiction principle is … [Read more...] about Why not recognize the constitutional rights of citizens?
Property ownership rights on the table at legal forum Lawmakers discussed the draft amendment to the Civil Code yesterday morning at a National Assembly Standing Committee meeting. Discussion centred around two ways to categorise property ownership. The first recognises ownership by the entire people as a legal form of ownership, in addition to collective ownership and private ownership. This option is based on the 2013 Constitution's articles 32, 51 and 53 in which ownership by the entire people is recognised as an independent form of ownership. In addition, the 2013 Constitution designates the State as vested with the right of possession and management for properties owned by the entire people. Under the second option, ownership by the entire people would be part of collective ownership under the State's possession and management. This would require lawmakers to create a separate category for this form of ownership under the general category of collective ownership. Chairman of the … [Read more...] about Property ownership rights on the table
Ministry admits irregularities at civil servant exam The Ministry of Industry and Trade has admitted to violations in an examination to choose civil servants last year, saying its officials had leaked answers of the test to certain candidates. According to a report Minister Vu Huy Hoang submitted to the Nation Assembly, the ministry had asked its agencies to cooperate with police and the Ministry of Home Affairs to thoroughly inspect the violations in the examination to choose civil servants for the Market Monitoring Agency under the ministry. Strict penalties will be imposed on any groups and individuals found to have committed violations, the minister stated. The ministry said it had canceled all results of the test, and taken sanctions against violators, in which Do Thanh Lam, deputy director of the Market Monitoring Agency, was reprimanded by the ministry. This is the first time that the ministry has admitted to wrongdoing by its officials who disclosed answers of the test to some … [Read more...] about Ministry admits irregularities at civil servant exam
President Obama to begin Vietnam visit on May 22Thuy Dung By Thuy Dung - The Saigon Times Daily U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Paciﬁc Affairs Daniel R. Russel at a press conference in Hanoi on May 10 - PHOTO: THUY DUNG HANOI - U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam from May 22 to 25 at the invitation of Vietnamese leadership, Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced. The White House Office of the Press Secretary said in a statement on May 10 that Obama will meet with Vietnam’s leadership to discuss ways to advance the U.S.-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership across a wide range of areas, including economic, people-to-people, security, human rights, and global and regional issues during his first visit to Vietnam. Obama will deliver a speech on U.S.-Vietnam relations in Hanoi. During his meetings and events in the capital and HCMC, he will discuss the importance of the … [Read more...] about President Obama to begin Vietnam visit on May 22