Civil Law: Jurisprudence no. 02/2016/AL – Dân luật: Án lệ số 02/2016/AL

14/5/2016 Vietnamese Civil Jurisprudence

Jurisprudence no. 02/2016/AL was adopted by the Council of Judges of the Supreme People’s Court on 6 April 2016 and declared by the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court in the decision no. 220/QD-CA dated 6 April 2016.

Source of jurisprudence: Cassation decision no. 27/2010/DS-GDT dated 8 July 2010 of the Council of Judges of the Supreme People’s Court concerning a dispute on recovery of property in which the Claimant is Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh, the Respondent is Mr. Nguyen Van Tam and the person with related interests and obligations is Mrs. Nguyen Thi Yem. Tiếp tục đọc “Civil Law: Jurisprudence no. 02/2016/AL – Dân luật: Án lệ số 02/2016/AL”

Jurisprudence and Its Application

There are two kinds of jurisprudence, namely the binding jurisprudence and the non-binding jurisprudence.

Kinds of Jurisprudence

Binding jurisprudence requires judges to fully comply when deciding similar cases. This consists of explanatory jurisprudence and normative jurisprudence.

Explanatory jurisprudence contains legal analysis in judicial decisions to clarify an ambiguous legal provision. For example: in a case, concerning the compensation for death, courts at first instance and appeal levels did not accept the request of the claimant asking for the respondent to pay the cost of air transport by which the victim’s family flew from Ha Noi to Da Lat to hold the funeral [for the victim]. Nevertheless, the Supreme People’s Court overruled the judgments and held that the cost of air transport for the family’s victim (including his/her spouse, parents, children and siblings) to join the funeral was a “reasonable cost for the funeral”. In this specific case, at the location of the victim, Da Lat, there was no way to preserve the corpse. Thus, the cost of air transport for the family’s victim to hold the funeral in time was reasonable. This analysis illustrated the “reasonable cost for the funeral” codified in Article 610(1)(b) of the Civil Code 2005. Tiếp tục đọc “Jurisprudence and Its Application”

Jurisprudence – Achievement in Judicial Reform

Implementing the Resolution no. 49-NQ/TW of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee Communist Party of Vietnam on judicial reform, the Supreme People’s Court has recently laid out a series of solutions and achieved some accomplishment. Noticeably, the Council of Judges has promulgated the Resolution [no. 03/2015/NQ-HDTP] in which it formally authorizes the application of jurisprudence in the Vietnamese judicial system. Tiếp tục đọc “Jurisprudence – Achievement in Judicial Reform”

The Food Security Solution

May 20, 2016

CSIS – In a world that has become increasingly interconnected and chaotic, with more displaced persons since World War II, and with an array of humanitarian disasters that has outstripped the international community’s budgets and capacity to respond, why should global food security remain an imperative development priority? Why has the United States invested so heavily, to the tune of $5.6 billion over the past five years, in agricultural development and nutrition to reduce extreme poverty?

Agriculture’s Economic Power

Agriculture is the primary source of employment and income for 70 percent of the world’s rural poor, and it contributes more than a third of gross domestic product (GDP) in many of the least developed countries. In light of evidence that GDP growth originating in agriculture can be four times more effective than growth in other sectors in raising incomes of the extremely poor, the economic leverage of agriculture for development is hard to dispute.

Aligning foreign assistance with country-led strategies for agricultural growth is the most effective approach to achieving results for vulnerable smallholder farmers, their families, and their communities. Government ownership is critical to sustaining development investments and to ensuring a sound policy environment for private-sector engagement. In order for agriculture to reach its potential to generate employment, raise smallholder incomes, and catalyze markets, both the will of country leadership to dedicate resources and the ability of local and international private companies to invest along the value chain are required. In some cases, this translates into tough policy reforms that take time to understand, to implement, and to enforce.

National Security Risks Tiếp tục đọc “The Food Security Solution”

Vietnam needs clean energy strategy

Update: May, 14/2016 – 09:00
Việt Nam needs a strategy on renewable energy development to ensure energy safety in the context of the country’s rapid economic growth and global climate change, said energy experts. – Photo nhandan.com.vn

vietnamnews – HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam needs a strategy on renewable energy development to ensure energy safety in the context of the country’s rapid economic growth and global climate change, said energy experts.

The economic growth rate, high demand of energy consumption, and world hike in the price of fuel have all caused challenges to the country’s energy security.

In fact, Việt Nam has a great potential for developing clean energy sources but the current investment in the field has still been modest.

According to the Energy General Department, Viet Nam was endowed with excellent renewable energy resources throughout the country.

The country has about 2,000-2,500 sunny hours a year, equivalent to 43.9 million tonnes of oil, while the geographic orientation with approximately 3,400km of coastline, provides abundant wind energy at an estimated potential of 800-1,400kW per sq.m. per year.
Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam needs clean energy strategy”

EU lawmakers reject granting China the market economy status

Nữ cố vấn gốc Việt cho chính sách xoay trục của Obama

Thứ ba, 24/5/2016 | 12:57 GMT+7
VEBà Elizabeth Phú, 40 tuổi, đóng vai trò quan trọng trong việc hỗ trợ cho Tổng thống Barack Obama thực hiện chính sách xoay trục sang châu Á – Thái Bình Dương.

ủy viên Hội đồng An ninh Quốc gia tại Nhà Trắng
Ủy viên Hội đồng An ninh Quốc gia tại Nhà Trắng Elizabeth Phú. Ảnh: LA Times

Tiếp tục đọc “Nữ cố vấn gốc Việt cho chính sách xoay trục của Obama”

Tổng thống Obama: ‘Sự thân thiện của Việt Nam đã chạm tới trái tim tôi’

VE – Trong 30 phút phát biểu trước 2.000 trí thức và doanh nhân Việt, ông Obama đã đưa ra nhiều thông điệp về quan hệ hai nước, khẳng định Mỹ sẽ là người bạn tin cậy của Việt Nam.

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Tổng thống Mỹ Obama nói “Xin chào” bằng tiếng Việt. Ảnh: Giang Huy.

Tiếp tục đọc “Tổng thống Obama: ‘Sự thân thiện của Việt Nam đã chạm tới trái tim tôi’”

Hành trình 23 năm tìm hài cốt lính Mỹ ở Việt Nam

VE – Đứng giữa đồn điền cao su ở Bình Dương, nơi hai lính Mỹ mất tích trong trận đánh năm 1968, Ron Ward thì thầm lời xin lỗi vì không tìm thấy họ. Những thất bại như thế, ông từng nếm trải không ít hàng chục năm tìm kiếm hài cốt quân nhân Mỹ ở Việt Nam.

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Ron Ward (ngoài cùng bên phải) cùng các nhân chứng trong chuyến tìm kiếm hài cốt lính Mỹ ở Lào. Ảnh: NVCC

Tiếp tục đọc “Hành trình 23 năm tìm hài cốt lính Mỹ ở Việt Nam”