Legal policy dialogue calls for human rights to be respected in the fight against crime
Ha Noi – A legal policy dialogue held today by the Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Development Programme highlighted the need for human rights to be fully respected in the fight against crime.
During the dialogue, representatives of the Government, the National Assembly and development partners discussed potential amendments to the Penal Code. The UN and other development partners shared international best practice in improving the effectiveness of the criminal justice system, whilst at the same time safeguarding human and civil rights. The discussions covered issues such as juvenile justice, the scope of death penalty provision, the liability of the legal profession, illicit enrichment and bribery in the private sector.