Civil Code gets NA's top attention

The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee focused on the draft Civil Code, one of the most important laws in Viet Nam's legal framework, during its 31st session yesterday.

NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung urged members of the committee to consider the contents of the document carefully so that it could be discussed in detail during the upcoming eighth NA meeting.— VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang

Since it came into force eight years ago, the Code positively impacted the country's socio-economic development and the protection of the legal system, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said. The revision set out to recognise the rights of individuals and organisations in the civil realm, contributing to completing the socialist-oriented market economy regulations and stabilising the legal framework for the country's socio-economic development.

The current draft comprises 672 articles, shorter than the 2009 Civil Code, which contains 777 articles. Some were carried over directly, while others were adjusted or created.

The NA would discuss feedback on the bill from Government agencies, legal experts, organisations and members, Phuc said.

Addressing the opening event, NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung urged members of the committee to consider the contents of the document carefully so that it could be discussed in detail during the upcoming eighth NA meeting. He emphasised the need to update the Civil Code in accordance with the new Constitution, focusing on increasing citizens' rights.

The revised law must be of the same high standard as the current Civil Code and include practical and realistic implementation measures, he stated.

Members of the committee also agreed to consult the public in the process of creating the final draft.

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