Refining Anti-Corruption Legislation in Viet Nam

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 23 October 2021 - In partnership with UNODC, the Government of Viet Nam has sought to respond to key corruption risks in the context of Covid-19 through a multi-pronged strategy that has included integrating asset forfeiture measures, rolling out trainings on investigation skills, and coordinating judicial perspectives. As Southeast Asian countries consider relaxing border restrictions, driven by vaccination campaigns and economic pressures, integrated transparency and anti-corruption measures will be required to shore up long-term economic and public health resilience.

Ms. Nguyen Nguyet Minh, Officer-in-Charge, UNODC Viet Nam Country Office, introduces the legislative drafting workshop

As part of efforts to strengthen systematic integrity going forwards, Viet Nam is in the process of revising the Inspection Law that was approved by the National Assembly in 15 November 2010 and that has been in effect since 1 July 2011. Proposed amendments aim to clarify the role, powers and duties of inspection agencies, enable new levels of innovation and streamline inspection efforts.

Ms. Nguyen Mai Huong, Vice Chief Inspector, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, offers technical input on draft law

To promote a cross-agency understanding of relevant considerations, and to garner technical inputs for a draft new inspection law, UNODC and the Government Inspectorate (GI) of Viet Nam held two Legislative Drafting Workshops on the Inspection Law over 22-23 October 2021. Each day-long workshop brought together 25 legal experts, law enforcement officers, researchers and legislative specialists, alongside UNODC and GI experts.

Attendees discuss technical measures to strengthen legislation at drafting workshop

This training was part of activities funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea. Footage (where available) and written summaries of UNODC events are publicly available via our website.

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