The 14th National Assembly, on June 14, 2019 at its 7th Session, adopted the 2019 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments, which will take effects from January 1, 2020.
In comparison with the 2010 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments, the new law more clearly stipulates the duties and authorities of the agencies in charge of executing criminal judgments, as well as of other relevant agencies.
The law also has provisions on the judgment execution for commercial legal entities and early conditional releases from prison , as well as provisions on execution of death sentences, suspended sentences and non-detained cases. These provisions have basically overcome the weaknesses and limitations of the 2010 Law on Criminal Judgement Execution.
The 2019 Law on Criminal Judgement Execution added a specific provision on the rights and obligations of prisoners, including the right of safe life, health and basic rights of food, clothing, accommodation, as well as the right to perform civil transactions via their legal representatives.
|Delegates attends the conference.
This conference helped police units at all levels with the contents of the law so that they can apply properly and consistently at work.
At the conference, Senior Lieutenant Colonel Vu Huy Khanh, Deputy Director of the Department of Legal Affairs and Administrative, Justice Reform under the Ministry of Public Security, briefed the participants on the basic contents of the law.
To conclude the conference, Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son suggested that police units at all levels should develop plans to guide the implementation of the law in line with their assigned tasks, popularize the contents of the law to their officers and soldiers who work in fields relating to criminal judgment execution.
They were also urged to proactively review and task qualified officers, especially those at criminal judgment execution management agencies and detention facilities to execute criminal judgments.