New laws issued on elections, inspections and administration
President Nguyen Minh Triet has signed into law the Law on National Assembly and People's Council Elections (revised); the Law on Inspection and the Law on Administrative Litigation and the Resolution on the implementation of Administrative Litigation.
The promulgation was made public at a press conference in the capital city yesterday.
A key objective of the changes to the Law on National Assembly and People's Council Elections is to enable the two elections to be conducted on the same day. The revised law was passed on November 24 by the National Assembly (NA). It will take effect on January 1, 2011.
Before, the two elections were subject to two separate laws.
Under the new law, each electorate should have from 300,000-400,000 voters, but in special circumstances, there can be some changes to meet actual requirements.
The Inspection Law
The law was passed by the NA on November 15, 2010. It will come into force on July 1, 2011.
The Inspection Law has seven chapters and 78 articles (two more chapters and nine more articles than the 2004 Inspection Law).
A key change in the law is the regulation under which government agencies can conduct inspection visits. They included state inspection offices, ranging from the central government down to the district levels; and government agencies assigned to perform specialised inspections.
The law was passed on November 24, 2010 and will come into force on July 1, 2011.
The Administration Litigation Law
The law has 18 chapters and 265 articles.
The major objective of the law is to accelerate the settlement of administrative cases in the courts through reform procedures.
The law is in line with the national strategy on judiciary reform by 2020 and in accordance with the Law on Complaints and Denunciations as well as demand for judiciary reform in the course of international economic integration.
To enable the implementation of the Administrative Litigation Law, the National Assembly passed the Resolution on the Implementation of Administrative Litigation on November 24, 2010. - VNS